Everyone is responsible for his life before God who has given it to him. It is God who remains the sovereign Master of life...We are the Stewards, not owners, of the life God has entrusted to us. It is not our to dispose of.Reflection: The fifth commandment forbids suicide and other self-destructive and risky behavior. A culture that does not respect all forms of life will soon be a culture in which no life is sacred, even one's own.
- CCC No. 2280
Prayer: Lord, help us to form a culture of life in our world.
From: Day by Day with the Catechism (Catholic Book Publishing Corp., New York)