Aleteia logoAleteia logoAleteia
Friday 31 March |
Saint of the Day: Bl. Natalia Tułasiewicz
Aleteia logo
separateurCreated with Sketch.

These powerful words will change the way you look at everyone (VIDEO)

Sophia Swinford - published on 11/08/17

"I am fearfully and wonderfully made..."

Need an idea for Lenten almsgiving?

Help us spread faith on the internet. Would you consider donating just $10, so we can continue creating free, uplifting content?

Make a Lenten donation here

In 2017 there has been more talk about disability, quality of life, and the value of life than perhaps ever before. An ever growing conversation has reached new heights in questions about assisted suicide and the controversy surrounding Iceland’s “elimination” of Down syndrome.

The Catholic Church has always remained strong in affirming the value and dignity of every human life, and few passages in Scripture capture this respect for life better than Psalm 139.

That reading famously says:

“I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; I know that full well.”

In the the video above, we have the privilege of hearing in this psalm about the closeness and intimacy of God recited by people with a variety of cognitive and physical disabilities, reminding us all that no disability, illness, or circumstance could ever tarnish the dignity of human life. Each of us He has “knit in our mothers’ wombs,” and so our lives have worth and meaning, regardless of what any one else might think.

Give the video a listen, and let the words from each of these souls open our hearts.

DisabilitiesDown SyndromePro-life
Support Aleteia!

Enjoying your time on Aleteia?

Articles like these are sponsored free for every Catholic through the support of generous readers just like you.

Thanks to their partnership in our mission, we reach more than 20 million unique users per month!

Help us continue to bring the Gospel to people everywhere through uplifting and transformative Catholic news, stories, spirituality, and more.

Support Aleteia with a gift today!

Daily prayer
And today we celebrate...

Entrust your prayer intentions to our network of monasteries

Top 10
See More
Get Aleteia delivered to your inbox. Subscribe here.