Caring for the disabled is truly living a culture of life and a civilisation of love.
Being pro-life means protecting unborn children from death when their parents are faced with a pre-natal diagnosis of a disability or a life-limiting condition.
That love flows beyond the womb, to every person who needs our extra care and attention because of an intellectual or physical disability. We welcome each person as the precious gift they are.
Today’s reflection is taken from a letter written by Pope Benedict XVI to the Bishops of Brazil on March 7, 2006.
“Indeed, human beings, irrespective of the conditions in which they live and the capacities they have, possess unique and extraordinary worth from the very beginning of their existence to the moment of natural death.”
Offer to look after a disabled child for an afternoon, or even the whole day. Or take a disabled adult on an outing of their choice.
Your kindness, rooted in love, extends further by giving the person’s parent or caregiver space to do something they would like to undertake.
Prayer for the dignity of all human life
Lord and giver of all life, help us to value each person created in love by you. In Your Mercy, guide and assist our efforts to promote dignity and value of all human life, born and unborn. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.