By Tom Quiner
Governor Rick Perry of Texas said it: “No life is trivial in God’s eyes.”
Is this statement true or false?
About 9 out of 10 Americans believe in the existence of God. Governor Perry’s statement makes us think. Christians specifically believe that we, you, me, were made in God’s image.
Christianity goes even further. We believe that God sent Jesus to save us. In other words, Jesus died for our sins so that we would have an opportunity to spend eternity in paradise with the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
These divine actions suggest that every single life is vitally important to God. God sent us saints (and future saints) to teach us just that. Think of Mother Teresa of Calcutta, who devoted her life to aiding “trivial people,” at least trivial in the eyes of the world.
The poor, the weak, the tiny among us are loved passionately by God. They are not trivial. Mother Teresa demonstrated just that through her life of service to the “disposable” people in our midst.
Even the scoundrels, the rogues, and the scumbags are loved passionately by God. After all, that’s who Jesus devoted so much of his ministry to, trying to lead them to the Father.
If human life is so significant to God, then it should be equally significant to man.
That is why human abortion is so wrong.
That is why so many fight to save the lives of the preborn, even when the other side says you are anti-women for sticking up for the little guy.
Jesus never said it would be easy. He made it clear, though, that it matters.
Human life matters.
God said so.