Today is the feast of the Holy Innocents. The awful things Herod did out of fear can't help but make me (and many others) think about abortion. The presence of God's blessing should represent hope for the future, but it's a hope to which I have to conform my life. A blessing of this magnitude requires that I order my whole life around this new blessing. If I won't do that, my only other option is to attempt to eliminate the blessing so that I don't have to change. That's what Herod tried to do.