Saturday, June 24, 2006

Pro-life Message of the Day: Pope John Paul the Great


Working for the Culture of Life

By virtue of our sharing in Christ's royal mission, our support and promotion of human life must be accomplished through the service of charity, which finds expression in personal witness, various forms of volunteer work, social activity and political commitment. This is a particularly pressing need at the present time, when the "culture of death" so forcefully opposes the "culture of life" and often seems to have the upper hand. But even before that it is a need which springs from "faith working through love" (Gal. 5:6). As the letter of James admonishes us: "What does it profit, my brethren, if a man says he has faith but has not works? Can his faith save him? If a brother or sister is ill-clad and in lack of daily food, and one of you says to them, 'go in peace, be warmed and filled,' without giving them the things needed for the body, what does it profit? So faith by itself, if it has no works, is dead" (2:14-17)

~ Pope John Paul the Great, Evangelium Vitae

3 comments:

Honora said...

Amen!

What a lovely 'blog -- thank you so much for this effort of love.

WICatholic said...

Oh, what a wonderful picture of him!!

Catholic Fire said...

Thank you so much for your kind words, Honora. I went to your enchanting blog and enjoyed reading your posts. You are certainly a talented writer.

God bless you!

Hi M.,

I love this picture, too. Just looking at it, I can imagine myself sitting in the room with him, conversing with him about these important issues of life and love and hanging onto his every word as he counsels me, just as a good father does with his children. And he was such a good Papa to us all for so many years. I pray for his intercession daily and hope to meet him one day.

God bless,
Jean