In the Gospel, Herod ordered the death of all the boys under the age of two. In today’s society, some mothers have their unborn children killed by abortion. Do you see any similarities? Herod was afraid that when Jesus grew up he would take Herod’s place as king. Some mothers have an abortion because they are afraid of raising a child without support. The prophecy of Rachel weeping for her children reminds me of the mothers who regret having the abortion. Herod was deceived into thinking that the murder of the infants was the solution to his dilemma, just as many mothers and doctors believe that abortion is the right thing to do. I hope and pray that abortion will end in my lifetime.