I couldn't help but think of all the souls that were aborted, and thus robbed of their time on earth, when I read this today.
~ From Secrets of the Interior Life
by Bishop Luis Martinez
The human soul is precious and delicate. It came forth from the divine lips as a most gentle breath; it is cleansed and rendered beautiful with the divine blood of Jesus; and it is destined to be united with God Himself to participate in the life and in the ineffable mystery of the Most Blessed Trinity.Such an exquisite jewel must be handled with consummate delicacy. That is how God treats it, and that is how we should treat it. What an atmosphere of purity of mind, of peace, and of delicacy ought to surround a soul for it to achieve it's sanctification!The soul is a delicate thing: a reflection of God, a breath of the Most High. Let it be treated as it deserves.