The Immediacy of a Child

Friday, August 19, 2022

Scripture Resource Passage: Mark 10:13-16 (please read)

Across the western world arguments of personal rights and abortion legislation overflow news reports. Shouting marchers and placard bearers line sidewalks and spill into the streets. Law enforcement continues to be a buffer with little hope of appreciation or thanks from protestors.

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We are guilty of many errors and many faults,
but our worst crime is abandoning the children,
neglecting the fountain of life.
Many things can wait. Children cannot.
Right now their bones are being formed,
their blood is being made,
and their senses are being developed.
To them we cannot answer, “Tomorrow.”
Their name is today.

Gabriela Mistral

Life Application Questions

Viewed from the perspective of Jesus, in the Scripture passage cited above, what are appropriate responses given the current spiritual currents throughout the developed world?

Is an unborn child important to God?

Special: For each of the pregnant women in Ukraine and other crisis-filled areas of the world we pray: Grace, peace and safety for you and your child.

Thank you for reading. Comments and suggestions are always welcome.

Published by Andrew Simkins

Dr. Andrew Simkins provides spiritual direction for individuals and small groups through the regular blog posts found on this site. He resides in northwest Indiana with his beloved, along with nearby children and grandchildren who are the adornment of his life.

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