The mother's womb is safe and warm,
The father's love will shield from harm
And You, O Lord, together knit
The human body intricate.
Of the various reasons that mothers abort their children,
none stem from natural emotions.
Rather, hopelessness and fear override motherly instincts.
Often this hopelessness and fear
is incited by the very ones who should be shielding her from them.
can either fuel their fear of the world;
or, in the fear of God, renew their hope.
This week, we look to address some of those fears that put children at risk.