Then Jesus said to them,
“I ask you, is it lawful to do good on the sabbath
rather than to do evil,
to save life rather than to destroy it?”
~ Luke 6:9
Life is such a precious gift; its protection and preservation should supersede all other laws and principles. It is not unlawful for a starving person to take food to keep alive. It is not unlawful to put one’s life at risk in order to save or protect the lives of others. Christ got Himself into trouble often for doing good or saving a life even on the Sabbath.
If life is of such inestimable value, why do people is there so much wanton destruction of this precious gift? Thousands are killed in the Philippines because of the war being waged by the President against drugs and drug-dealers. Thousands in the Middle East are driven off their homes and even outrightly murdered because of their faith. Millions of babies are killed through abortion in the the US every year, just because these babies are unwanted, voiceless, and defenseless.
And then, there are the burning questions of the day: Is it lawful to abort unborn and unwanted new lives just because there are too many of us already? Is it justifiable to wage war against another nation because they are a threat to our own security? Is it acceptable to kill persons who a danger to themselves or to others in society? Is it just to terminate a life that is wracked by an incurable illness or even simply because of old age?
“Lord, You are the Giver and Source of Life. Bless us with your grace so that we will value the sanctity of your gift of life and do everything we can to preserve, protect and propagate this precious gift.”