Dear Pro-Life Christian,

Although we are and should be grateful for the Supreme Court’s decision today, we should also feel convicted and challenged. To call ourselves pro-life Christians’ is to be, after all, pro-all-lives.

Being pro-life isn’t only protecting the lives of the unborn, but it’s to pray for, love, and tangibly support those with differing worldviews, and those who may be facing unimaginable struggles that make them believe that abortion is their only option. Being pro-life is praying for and loving my friend who is gay, a family member who is trans, and others human beings made in God’s image, whose lives are precious and valuable in Jesus’ sight.

As a pro-life Christian, I’m challenged by how hard it can sometimes be, to care for a young man who was abused and abandoned by someone who choose life for him, but who did not choose love for him, after that. It can be easy to celebrate policies without engaging practically in the difficult outcomes that real life can sometimes lead to. It’s not an option for pro-life Christians to fail to pray, nor it is one for us to fail to act.

It is my hope and prayer today, dear Family-in-Christ, that we remember the world is watching. Watching our posture and response. Watching if our good news is rooted in a court ruling, or in knowing how deeply Christ loves every human. Watching to see our compassion, humility, and gentleness. For us to respond in any other way, even and perhaps especially today, is not showing the lost we’re pro-life.

And it certainly doesn’t show them Christ.

“Therefore, as God’s chosen people, hole and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.”

Colossians 3:12 & 14