Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Too Costly Or Too Insignificant To Care For Unborn?

The Parable of the Good Samaritan Luke 10:25-37

A pro-life version of the Good Samaritan was recently posted to this blog. This is a passage that has massive implications concerning Christian responsibility and abortion.

The lawyer, wanting to justify himself, asks Jesus who his neighbor is. Christ's answer not only tells us who our neighbor is but also gives us a daunting pattern for loving him, a pattern which speaks volumes to our relationship with unborn children.

The priest and Levite were condemned, not for wrong thinking, but for wrong action. To love their neighbor at that moment required rescuing and caring for him, and that is something they deemed too costly or too insignificant.

Doesn't Jesus call His followers not to the mere theoretical opposition of injustice, but rather to the real and practical (and often painful) ministry of meeting physical needs in a dying world?

And yet the unborn in Canada hardly and rarely merit mention, let alone action, by Christians.

Shouldn't Christians, especially leaders, be asking themselves why this is so, before Jesus asks the question of them?


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