True, he coined that phrase in his story, Horton Hears a Who, but I think his words are especially relevant to our nation today--a nation who aborts 4,000 of its smallest people each day (the worldwide statistics are no less depressing--115,000 daily/42 million yearly).
Wee babies have always held a special place in my heart, and it pains me so that our culture and our world tolerate, and even encourage, such a grave injustice. As concerned as I am about the many wrongs and acts of violence in our world, I don't think we can expect to see real change in how people treat one another until we can learn to love and protect the most innocent and helpless among us.
Mother Teresa said,
"Abortion is the greatest destroyer of peace."
She also said,
"What is taking place in America is a war against the child. And if we accept that the mother can kill her own child, how can we tell other people not to kill one another?"
"Any country that accepts abortion, is not teaching its people to love, but to use any violence to get what it wants."
"It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish."
Just some food for thoughts during Respect Life Month. Mother Teresa was such a smart and holy and generous and loving woman, and we can learn much from her!
And I also wanted to share a great pro-life photo.
A couple of months ago, my friend's sister-in-law unfortunately miscarried her twin baby boys. The twins' older siblings were photographed spending a special moment with their little brothers.If those are not babies, I don't know what are.