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Living for Life
“Only God, the Infinite Being, eternal life, can communicate life, can give existence. Would it be too much, then, for us to consecrate our whole life and being to His service and glory? If we are living for God, we are living for life; if we live for ourselves, we are living for nothing, for death.” —Divine Intimacy 228
Take a quick look at the world around us. We are fighting a culture of death. We are surrounded by forces that are not only anti-life, but they champion death. For example, remember when Iceland “cured” Down Syndrome by aborting all fetuses who appear to have it.
As shocking (and abhorrent) as it is, are we really surprised? In the face of God, who is life, of course the Devil would peddle death. In attacking the Ultimate Source of Life, he attacks all sources of life.
What can we do? The answer is this: live for life.
Be a champion for life. Commit to a lifelong marriage, if you are so called. Be open to preserving life, seeing all children as a blessing. Embrace the Sacraments, especially the Eucharist, which is the source and summit of the Christian life. Attend Confession frequently to find new life in Christ and bring that life to those He puts in our lives.
“A thief comes only to steal and slaughter and destroy; I came so that they might have life and have it more abundantly.” (John 10:10)