Anne Lastman A Reflection “Peter,” The Holy Father, Pope Francis, without breaking the line of…
“Each one of us has a unique beginning, the moment of conception…when the information carried by the sperm and by the ovum have encountered each other, then a new human being is defined by its own personal and human constitution is entirely spelled out. The information which is inside the first cell obviously tells this cell all the tricks of the trade to build himself as the individual this cell is already… to build that particular individual which we will later call Margaret or Paul or Peter, its already there, but it’s so small we cannot see it… it’s what life is, the formula is there…if you allow the formula to be expanded by itself, just giving shelter and nurture, then you have the development of the full person.”
Quote from Prof Jerome Le Lejeune, MD., PhD, Prof of Genetics at the University of Paris and Sorbonne
Imagine each individual having its own instruction to build itself. The instructions which tell it to be Peter, Paul, Margaret, Mary etc., and yet we as a society deprive these unique individuals of the life which rightly belongs to them. What a travesty of justice and what silent weeping of the Angels who do not get to experience such a great honour of being able to create Paul, Peter, Mary or Margaret. This honour is given only to the human person and the human person despises it.