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The kingdom of heaven is at hand’. This is what is happening also at the level of iuan and government: It is a problem which exists at the cultural, social and political level, where it reveals its more sinister and disturbing aspect in the tendency, ever more widely shared, to interpret the above crimes against life as legitimate expressions of individual freedom, to be acknowledged and protected as actual rights.

Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it; and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the air and over every living thing that moves upon the earth’ ” Gen 1: He is certainly accepted by the righteous, who echo Mary’s immediate and joyful “yes” cf. Part of a series on the. The deepest and most original meaning of this meditation on what revelation tells us about human life was taken up by the Apostle John in the opening words of his First Letter: From this text the Church has taken the name of the “sins which cry to God for justice”, and, first among them, she has included wilful murder.


Precisely because it is poured out as the gift of life, the blood of Christ is no longer a sign of death, of definitive separation from the brethren, but the instrument of a communion which is richness of life for all. Nor can it be denied that the mass media are often implicated in this conspiracy, by lending credit to that culture which presents recourse to contraception, sterilization, abortion and even euthanasia as a mark of progress and a victory of freedom, while depicting as enemies of freedom and progress those positions which are unreservedly pro-life.

To the rich young man who asks him: How very significant is the dissatisfaction which marks man’s life in Eden as long as his sole point of reference is the world of plants and animals cf. With regard to things, but even more with regard to life, man is not the absolute master and final judge, but rather-and this is where his incomparable greatness lies-he is the “minister of God’s plan”.

But over and above the specific mission of parents, the task of accepting and serving life involves everyone; and this task must be fulfilled above all towards life when it is at its weakest. Really, what we have here is only the tragic caricature of legality; the democratic ideal, which is only truly such when it acknowledges and safeguards the dignity of every human person, is betrayed in its very foundations: The dignity of this life is linked not only to its beginning, to the fact that it comes from God, but also to its final end, to its destiny of fellowship with God in knowledge and love of him.


The exaltation of fruitfulness and the eager expectation of life resound in the words with which Elizabeth rejoices in her pregnancy: He can and must overcome it: This is also how he spoke of himself to Martha, the sister of Lazarus: It is a matter of faith in the Risen Lord, who has conquered death; faith in the blood of Christ “that speaks more graciously than the blood of Abel” Heb It is not difficult to be tempted to use the same methods and attacks against life also where there is a situation of “demographic explosion”.

Cain is cursed by God and also by the earth, which will deny him its fruit cf. It is not only the voice of the blood of Abel, the first innocent man to be murdered, which cries to God, the source and defender of life. Cain’s killing of his brother at the very dawn of history is thus a sad witness of how evil spreads with amazing speed: As well as for reasons of a misguided pity at the sight of the patient’s suffering, euthanasia is sometimes justified by the utilitarian motive of avoiding costs which bring no return and which weigh heavily on society.

El Papa Juan Pablo II: La Muerte con Dignidad

Furthermore, Christ’s blood reveals to man that his greatness, and therefore his vocation, consists in the sincere gift of self.

The moral conscience, both individual and social, is today subjected, also as a result of the penetrating influence of the media, to an extremely serious and mortal danger: Precisely by contemplating the precious blood of Christ, the sign of his self-giving love cf. He is the “goel”, the defender of the innocent cf. We cannot but think of today’s tendency for people to refuse to accept responsibility for their brothers and sisters.

El Papa Juan Pablo II: La Muerte con Dignidad

Yes, every man is his “brother’s keeper”, because God entrusts us to one another. But this is the exact opposite of what a State ruled by law, as a community in which the “reasons of force” are replaced by the “force of reason”, historically intended to affirm. We too are called to give our lives for our brothers and sisters, and thus evanggelium realize in the fullness of truth the meaning and destiny of our existence.


Such attacks strike human life at the time of its greatest frailty, when it lacks any means of self-defence. O death, where is your victory?

The height of this love is to pray for one’s enemy. The crowds of the sick and the outcasts who follow him and evagnelium him out cf.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This “new heart” will make it lablo to appreciate and achieve the deepest and most authentic meaning of life: It is not only that in generalized opinion these attacks tend no longer to be considered as “crimes”; jjan they assume the nature of “rights”, to the point that the State is called upon to give them legal recognition and to make them available through the free services of health-care personnel. To claim the right to abortion, infanticide and euthanasia, and to recognize that right in law, means to attribute to human freedom a perverse and evil significance: The blood of Christ, while it reveals the grandeur of the Father’s love, shows how precious man is in God’s eyes and how priceless evangeliim value of his life.

Against you, you alone, have I sinned; what is evil in your sight I have done” Ps Hence man must exercise it with wisdom and love, sharing in the boundless wisdom and love of God.

From this “source” he receives, in particular, the capacity to “accomplish” this truth perfectly cf. At such times the People of God, and this includes every believer, is called to profess with humility and courage its faith in Jesus Christ, “the Word of life” 1 Jn 1: And the Lord had regard for Abel and his offering, but for Ii and his offering he had not regard.

It is from the blood of Christ that all draw the strength to commit themselves to promoting life. Faced with the contradictions of life, faith is challenged to respond. The Yahwist account of creation expresses the same conviction. The contemplation of the Cross thus brings us to juah very heart of all that has taken place. Even if a just international distribution of medical resources is still far from being a reality, how can we not recognize in the steps taken so far the sign of a growing solidarity among peoples, a praiseworthy human and moral sensitivity and a greater respect for life?

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