The following is a post from ChurchPop writer Kristina Sinishtaj regarding the difference between abortion and the Eucharist. It is reposted to this blog for the purpose of sharing the message of life.
“Abortion is the Antichrist’s demonic parody of the Eucharist. That is why it uses the same holy words, ‘This is my body,’ with the blasphemously opposite meaning.” – Dr. Peter Kreeft
Millions of children are aborted every year, and so many politicians and people continue to support it. Society makes it clear “it’s your body,” so why shouldn’t you be able to do what you want with it?
But have we politicians, party followers, and all, ever stopped to look at the great merit of the body? Scripture tells us this, “You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.” (1 Corinthians 6) You are not your own: interesting how Scripture tells us something completely different and controversial to what the world is saying.
‘We declare,’ they say, ‘that it would be unjust for a woman to have to go through nine months of physical and emotional strain for a child she doesn’t even really want.’
But wouldn’t it have been easy for Jesus to say something similar, to say, “Why do I have to be beaten and whipped and go through so much physical pain to save your people, Father. Can’t I just die of natural causes and then resurrect after three days?” After all, it was his body.
But that isn’t what Jesus did. He gave his full body to us.
Today, a mother can decide if her child lives or dies. Christ had to decide whether we lived or died as well. But Christ chose life. He chose life through death. The selfless act of the death of himself for our sake so that we may live by his flesh and blood. He offers us every last bit of his whole body, through the holiest Eucharist, that we may have life.
We are not our own. We were bought with a price. Through the ultimate sacrifice of Christ, we may have life and have it more abundantly.
So, therefore, glorify God in your body.