You Are At My Side

This reflection is taken from my book Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at:

“You are at my side, with your rod and your staff that comfort me” (Psalm 23:4).

Reflection: Some want “living wills” in order to make their wishes known regarding medical treatment. But the better solution is a health care proxy, that is, a person you appoint to speak for you if you cannot speak for yourself. Such a person can consult doctors and clergy when the actual circumstances arise. This eliminates the need to try to predict the future by making treatment decisions today for circumstances of a tomorrow nobody can foresee.

Prayer: Lord, you are already in our future; be our protection and comfort each day. Amen.

Fr. Frank Pavone


Father Frank A. Pavone is an American Roman Catholic priest and pro-life activist. He is the National Director of Priests for Life and serves as the Chairman and Pastoral Director of Rachel's Vineyard.

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