Editor, Times-Union:
 When I got back into town last night I passed Right to Life’s commemorative display of crosses, clothing the campus lawn along King’s Highway.
The following is a thought for those who consider early term abortions to be a tolerable compromise in the discussion. It is a thing to remember that it was not that blessed day in the Bethlehem stable that “the Word became flesh and dwelt among us.”
It came 9 months earlier. May we preserve the embryo in every womb.
 For those, with regrets, here’s another “thing to remember.” It is not what’s in our past that defines us. It’s what’s in our hearts. It’s where we are today.
We can all be whole again, because, at an appointed “time” in His timeless world, the Creator of the universe laid aside the glory that He shared with the Father and reduced Himself to the size of an embryo, and took up residence in the womb of a virgin.
And later a stable, he was wrapped in swaddling clothes and laid in a manger, so that one day He would lay Himself out on a cross, and there undress Himself,  to be wrapped again in rags not his own – the rags of sin and shame, so that we might be clothed in His righteousness.
Ron Ogden
Winona Lake, via email