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"Each child is created in the special image and likeness of God for greater things — to love and to be loved." ~ Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta

Respect for Life in Scripture

◾Genesis 1: 26-28 – Details the creation of human beings in God’s own image, blessing them, and encouraging them to have children.
◾Exodus 20: 1-17 – Lists the commandments of God to honor Him and to treat others with love and respect.
◾Leviticus 19: 15-18 – To speak out for those whose lives are in danger and to show them love.
◾Deuteronomy 30: 15-20 – Encourages choosing between life not death.
◾Psalm 72:12-14 – Preserving the lives of those in need.
◾Psalm 82 – Defending and rescuing the lives of the helpless.
◾Psalm 139 – God knows us as we grow within our mother’s womb.
◾Isaiah 1:17 – Stopping evil by doing what is right.
◾Isaiah 49:1-6 – God calls us before we are born.
◾Isaiah 49:14-16 – God will never forget us.
◾Jeremiah 1:4 – God knows us from conception.
◾Jeremiah 7:30-31 – States the sin of sacrificing children.
◾Ezekiel 23: 37-39 – States the sin of killing children.
◾Wisdom 1:12-15 – God did not create death nor takes delight in it.
◾Wisdom 7:1-6 – How every human being comes to life.
◾Matthew 18:1-6 – Children and those like children are the greatest treasure.
◾Matthew 18:10-14 – The guardian angels of children are before God always.
◾Matthew 25:31-46 – We will be judged by how we choose to serve others.
◾Mark 10:13-16 – The special place held in the heart of Jesus for children.
◾Luke 1:39-45 – The unborn John the Baptist’s reaction to the unborn Jesus.
◾John 1:1-5 – All life comes through Christ.
◾John 11:25-26 – Christ is Life.
◾James 1:22-27 – To choose Christ our Life is not just to listen to the Word, but to serve the helpless and to keep oneself from the world’s corruption.
◾1 John 3:11-18 – To love one another rather than to kill.
◾Revelation 4:11 – Worship of God in Heaven as Creator of all Life.

Source: Lima 40 Days for Life

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Catholic Charities makes real the love God has for each individual regardless of faith or background, by serving the poor, speaking for and assisting the neglected and forgotten, respecting and promoting life from beginning to end, and nurturing and supporting individuals and families.

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