Sunday, October 06, 2013
Life Is Not About Ourselves
A recent letter writer believes: "There is no dignity in dying a slow, painful, death." On the other hand: "Pain is God's microphone to a deaf world." (C.S. Lewis) Life is not about ourselves. Never was, never will be — just ask any parent. So, why should the terminally ill reject assisted-suicide? The answer: because a person who perseveres in their condition, at some deep level, gives us a precious gift, namely, depth and character. Choosing otherwise signals we no longer understand this.