Reverence for Life
How precious is Your love, O God!
For with You is the fountain of life,
and in Your light we see light.
Jesus proclaims that life finds it center, its meaning and
its fulfillment when it is given up
We too are called to give up our lives for our
brothers and sisters, and thus to realize in the fullness of truth the meaning and destiny
of our existence.
We shall be able to do this because You, O Lord, have given us the example and have
bestowed on us the power of Your Spirit. We shall be able to do this if every day, with
You and like You, we are obedient to the Father and do His will.
Grant, therefore, that we may listen with open and generous hearts to every word which
proceeds from the mouth of God. Thus shall we learn not only to obey the commandment not
to kill human life, but also to revere life, to love it, and to foster it.
[Evangelium Vitae, n. 51]