The Interim‘s December editorial, “The Festival of Forgiveness,” is now online. It is not easy to come up with an editorial every December that says something new about Christmas and pro-life, but I think this month’s may be our best Christmas-themed editorial in years. An excerpt:

Emboldened, then, by the echo of angelsong, we find the courage at Christmas to change our lives, to be unburdened of our grudges and resentments, to forgive as we would like to be forgiven. For, while Christmas is the celebration of a new birth and a new beginning, it is also – at its deepest level – the celebration of the abrogation of a just judgment passed upon us.

If we in the pro-life movement would win the hearts and minds of our fellow men, we must first make ourselves worthy of our own message by removing everything that impedes our preaching of the Gospel of Life: “first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye” (Mt 7:5).

Read the editorial in its entirety here.