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Today is Respect Life Sunday. The above photo is the very moment of conception.
Granted, its simply “imaging” and seen as “light”, and not an actual burst of “Light”. But it sure is the moment of conception, and the very moment of ensoulment.
Ponder if you will..
Then God said: Let there be light, and there was light. ….
Then God said: Let us make* human beings in our image, after our likeness.
The very moment of conception, a soul is created at the very moment LIGHT appears. Ponder for a moment the Shroud of Turin as it ‘was created by flash of supernatural light. How was that light able to be?
Light. Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”
Via the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
2271 Since the first century the Church has affirmed the moral evil of every procured abortion. This teaching has not changed and remains unchangeable. Direct abortion, that is to say, abortion willed either as an end or a means, is gravely contrary to the moral law:
- You shall not kill the embryo by abortion and shall not cause the newborn to perish.75God, the Lord of life, has entrusted to men the noble mission of safeguarding life, and men must carry it out in a manner worthy of themselves. Life must be protected with the utmost care from the moment of conception: abortion and infanticide are abominable crimes.76
At the very moment of conception, that soul is our neighbor. That soul has been created in the exact same way you have been. That soul, is beginning the path of this life. The same path we all started on. How then can we say that some are simply medical waste or not worthy of life, when they live already? LIFE begins at conception.
Our Lady of the Rosary, intercede for souls just conceived, and all of us. that we may enjoy this life in exile, given to us all as a gift, until our Lord calls us home to Him, at His appointed time. May souls already born, see Your Light O Lord, Divine Heart of Jesus, pray for us to end abortion and to allow all human life the same dignity and rights, that we have received from our You who lives and reigns with our Father, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
From Tonight’s Divine Office:
1 Peter 1:3-5
Praised be the God and Father
of our Lord Jesus Christ,
he who in his great mercy
gave us new birth;
a birth unto hope which draws its life
from the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead;
a birth to an imperishable inheritance,
incapable of fading or defilement,
which is kept in heaven for you
who are guarded with God’s power through faith;
a birth to a salvation which stands ready
to be revealed in the last days.
And the same Man is ever present in the Holy Eucharist
For there is nothing hidden that will not be disclosed, and nothing concealed that will not be known or brought out into the open.—Luke 8:17
He has risen as He said…
The Resurrection of Jesus.
But at daybreak on the first day of the week they took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb; but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were puzzling over this, behold, two men in dazzling garments appeared to them. They were terrified and bowed their faces to the ground. They said to them, “Why do you seek the living one among the dead? He is not here, but he has been raised. Remember what he said to you while he was still in Galilee,
that the Son of Man must be handed over to sinners and be crucified, and rise on the third day.” And they remembered his words. Then they returned from the tomb and announced all these things to the eleven and to all the others.
The women were Mary Magdalene, Joanna, and Mary the mother of James; the others who accompanied them also told this to the apostles,but their story seemed like nonsense and they did not believe them. But Peter got up and ran to the tomb, bent down, and saw the burial cloths alone; then he went home amazed at what had happened.
Yesterday a friend posted some photos of the bronze statue of our Lord that was cast from 3D images of the Shroud of Turin, on his Facebook page from his trip to Israel.
Had to share his and a few I found online.
From his trip. The full body.
You can see where the scourges inflicted wounds on His body.
“What matters for the believer, is that the Shroud is a mirror of the Gospel. The image it presents has such a profound relationship with what the Gospels tell of Jesus’ passion and death that every sensitive person feels inwardly touched and moved at beholding it” (John Paul II, Address given in Turin on May 24, 1998).
Beauty is in the eye of the believer.