Pro Life - Breaking False Barriers

posted Feb 11, 2012, 2:42 PM by St. Joseph Cheyenne
Jesus always broke down false barriers between different classes of human beings. He saw their humanity, and the image of God inscribed on them from creation. This image is not obscured by the false distinctions people make by their prejudice or by the customs that deny the equal dignity of all people. The Lord’s determination to eliminate false barriers is seen in many other ways in the Gospels. When it comes to human dignity, Christ erases distinctions. We can likewise say, “There is neither born nor unborn, Hispanic nor white, rich nor poor, for we are all one.” Using false distinctions as a basis for the value of life or the care one deserves is meaningless and offensive to all that Scripture teaches. All human life from conception to natural death deserves life and compassion for we are all the image of God. Like Christ, we should brake down false barriers between different classes of human beings and see everyone as they are, a child of God.