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No Greater Love

Hello there, Chelsea here! I found another great example of an extraordinary act of holiness. Such stories are hard to come by in our day so it is important to highlight them when they do occur.

Reflection: How many of us women, pregnant and faced with a life threatening illness, would give up our own lives in order to become a mother to our son, if only for a couple of months.

One mother from Scotland has done just that. Anna Radosz has passed away six months after giving birth to her son, Oscar. While she was pregnant, Anna learned that the malignant melanoma that she fought the year before returned and her best chance for survival would be to abort her unborn child in order to undergo the proper treatments. To Oscar’s benefit his mother refused to end his life, even if it meant saving her own. To a local newspaper she said:

I’ll move heaven and earth to get more time with my precious baby. I could have a year, maybe six months or even less, but I’ll do anything to live to be a mother to my baby

It’s a tragic end, to be sure, but it is a great example for all pregnant women in difficult situations. No matter how bad the situation is, it is never a good idea to cooperate with evil even to bring about something good. Children, though they may come from tragic circumstances, are great gifts from God and should be nurtured and treasured as such. Sometimes that means putting our own needs aside in order to preserve the life of someone more vulnerable. It’s hard to do, but if we entrust ourselves to the will of the Heavenly Father, He will give us the strength that we need.

No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends (Jn. 15:13)

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