Wednesday, December 21, 2005

"Pro-choice Christian?" No such thing. (Today's Gospel proves it)

The Gospel reading of Wednesday, December 21, proves that to be Christian is to be pro-life. Period.

Keep in mind that when Mary visited Elizabeth, and the latter's baby "leapt for joy" at the encounter of Jesus. Jesus was probably, in human form, maybe 30 or 40 cells. (Remember: Mary "left in haste" to be with her cousin, shortly after the Annunciation.)

But He was alive! At the moment of conception, Jesus was a complete human being, just like us, in every way but sin.

Why do we celebrate the birth of John the Baptist?

Normally, saints are remembered on the day of their deaths. Two exceptions: Mary and John the Baptist. Mary, because she was conceived without the stain of Original Sin and therefore born sinless.

John was conceived in sin, but sanctified — in the womb! — by the unborn Jesus.

You cannot be a Christian...a believer in Christ...while at the same time condone human "choice" in the matter of whether or not to allow an unborn baby to live.

It's a no-brainer.