Be­ing truly pro-life

Maryland Independent - - Community Forum - Ti­tus Mu­niz, Mar­bury

Re­cently, the pro-life move­ment held the March for Life on the Na­tional Mall. The resur­gence of the pro-life move­ment in the United States has many hope­ful for a great re­duc­tion in abor­tions in Amer­ica. How­ever, this is only the be­gin­ning. Chris­tians who are pro-life must also ex­tend their love of life to those who are al­ready alive. Many times peo­ple re­flect more of a pro-birth viewpoint than a con­sis­tent pro-life stance.

Chris­tians should be lead­ing the charge in tak­ing care of those less for­tu­nate among us. The Bi­ble clearly states that we should help im­mi­grants and refugees. In the Old Tes­ta­ment, the Jewish peo­ple were sup­posed to help the aliens in their land. Christ’s birth fam­ily were refugees in Egypt be­cause they were flee­ing Herod. Christ made it very clear in his teach­ing that part of serv­ing him was help­ing the poor when he stated, “For I was hun­gry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you wel­comed me.”

Chris­tians need to do more than say no to abor­tions. We must ac­tively be help­ing those among us who are suf­fer­ing and needy. We must not fall into the trap of re­plac­ing our faith with a form of pa­tri­o­tism that puts our own wants and de­sires above of God’s clear com­mands. We must be spread­ing the love of God to all of God’s peo­ple in­stead of in­su­lat­ing our­selves from those who we do not con­sider wor­thy of our love.

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