The month of October for our Church is known as Respect Life Month. Why the month of October is unclear, but what is clear is the importance of each one of us seeing that all Life is Precious and Sacred beginning with our Own. And this is the case because we are created and loved by God unconditionally! When this truth is not known, one usually looks for value and purpose outside of oneself, and, as we have seen too many times, this can lead to tragedy. Thus, we first need to know that, regardless of where we find ourselves on our journey, that we are unconditionally loved by God, and if we are loved by God then, hopefully, we can love ourselves. This love of self makes it is so much easier to see the value and worth of every other human being from the unborn to those who are at the end of their journey here on earth. May this be the truth that lights our way.
God’s continued peace,
Fr. Yvon J. Royer