I wanted to do something special today (the 36th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade) to honor the millions of lives that have been lost to abortion. In an answer to my prayer asking for just this, a very special someone sent me the following narrative from Bishop Fulton Sheen's book, Three to Get Married along with the poem by John Davidson that she paired with this lovely picture. It perfectly represents my desire for something special!
The first direct, human limitation of infant life in the history of Christianity took place in the village of Bethlehem through an Infant-Controller whose name was Herod. The prevention of infant life was simultaneously an attack upon Divinity in the person of God made man, Jesus Christ, our Lord. No one strikes at birth who does not simultaneously strike at God, for birth is earth's reflection of the Son's eternal generation. To those who conspire against life in Herod's way or more scientifically, there will one day come the haunting conscience described by John Davidson:
Your cruellest pain is when you think of allThe honied treasure of your bodies spentAnd no new life to show. O, then you feelHow people lift their hands against themselves,And taste the bitterest of the punishmentOf those whom pleasure isolates. SometimesWhen darkness, silence, and the sleeping worldGive vision scope, you lie awake and seeThe pale sad faces of the little onesWho should have been your children, as they pressTheir cheeks against your windows, looking inWith piteous wonder, homeless, famished babes,Denied your wombs and bosoms.