Jan 18, 2015
May those near the end of their lives receive medical care that respects their dignity and protects their lives.
Our Father, 3 Hail Marys, Glory Be
In today’s Gospel reading (Jn 1:35-42), John the Baptist testifies that Jesus is “the Lamb of God.” How often do we meditate on Jesus as the Lamb and our salvation? There is nothing we could ever accomplish on our own that could make up for our daily failures to love others with the merciful and sacrificial love of Christ. But in the Sacrament of Reconciliation, he forgives our faults, wipes the stain of sin from our souls and gives us the strength to begin anew with the help of his grace. Let us live each day in gratitude for the mercy God shows us!
Various types of advance medical directives raise some concerns you should be aware of as you consider your health care options. Find out what they are in “Advance Medical Directives: Planning for Your Future.” (Visit www.bit.ly/AdvanceMedicalDirectives to access the full article).
Find a printable version of this document at http://www.usccb.org/about/pro-life-activities/january-roe-events/upload/2015-Nine-Days-Day-2.pdf.