In today’s Gospel, Herod orders the death of all male children, 2 years or younger. Matthew goes on to quote Jeremiah 31:15: “In Ramah is heard the sound of moaning, of bitter weeping! Rachel mourns her children, she refuses to be consoled because her children are no more.”
The Jeremiah quote is the basis for the name of Rachel’s Vineyard, which offers post-abortive services. Actually, Rachel’s Vineyard “About Us” page uses the full quote (Jeremiah 31:15-17): Cease your cries of mourning, wipe the tears from your eyes.
The sorrow you have shown shall have its reward, says the Lord.
There is hope for your future!which ends with “There is hope for your future!”
The regional Project Rachel number is 1-888-9Rachel aka 1-888-972-2435.