14 Aug Won by One (Mt 19:5) by Dr. Rich Reich
“The two shall become as one.” ~ Mt 19:5 (full readings)
Rich’s Reflections: In marriage, the Lord miraculously makes a man and a woman into one flesh. This divine unity is unbreakable and irreversible. What God has joined together, man must not separate (Mt 19:6). The Lord also creates unity in our lives through the Sacraments of Baptism and Holy Communion. By the one Spirit, we have been baptized into the one body of Christ (1 Cor 12:13). This divine unity is the deepest unity possible for a human being. In Holy Communion, we become one with Christ through the Eucharist. From Baptism to Holy Communion to Matrimony, the Lord has created us to be one with Him and each other in a miraculous way. Our society depends on the unity of the family unit and the foundation of marriage. Abortion destroys the unity between mother and child and erodes the family unit. As LIFE Runners, we must be like Christ and work together to provide loving support for mother and child. Christ died “to gather into one all the dispersed children of God” (Jn 11:52).
* Dr. Rich Reich is the co-founder of the National LIFE Runners Team. He is married to Erica and lives in Colorado Springs, CO. Full bio..
Faith Challenge: Work unitedly with others to defend the unborn, because “together we are winning.”
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Our Prayers: Pray LIFE Runners Creed to End Abortion. Add Prayers. Pray with meals, bedtime, wake up, unceasingly. Consider mid-week Family Rosary (17 min). Let’s pray now.
Feast Day: St. Maximilian Kolbe
Faith Quote: “There is one body and one Spirit, just as also you were called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all who is over all and through all and in all.” ~ Eph 4:4-6
Through Christ our Lord,