Oh, The Irony....

The irony over the death of Dr. Jack Kevorkian is certainly not lost on me. The 83 year old advocate of physician assisted suicide died of natural causes last night.

What a mystery. May God have mercy on his soul.
I wonder if he was ready to meet God, to meet The Truth? Would Doctor (should we even refer to him as such?) Kevorkian be able to tell God that he felt he had a better plan to "alleviate human suffering"?

hmmm.....

But let us not be led astray by seeming arguments for "compassion". People do not need a law to be free to commit suicide, as we well know. What we must understand is that "physician assisted suicide laws" are merely forerunners for more insidious things to come.

We must know the Truth and what the Church teaches and what true compassion really is.

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Comments

Kelly said…
The euthanasia movement's rally is to "relieve suffering". Many people DO suffer at the end of life and/or through severe illnesses. Often times this can be lessened through drugs and care which is a good thing and a grace from God. On the supernatural level, I've always thought that Satan benefits the most from this movement by eliminating the "beauty" of sacrificial suffering. If human suffering has no worth and something that must be eradicated at all costs-even if one has to give up life to remove it-then many more souls will perish. Let us not seek out suffering or promote it, but recognize that "offering up" our pain (after available medical options are exercised) has real spiritual effects.
George said…
Dr. Kevorkian is symptomatic of the philosophy of our age which is to do away with whatever is burdensome,inconvenient,or unwanted. We (to many of us) trivialize this great gift of existence into just living to meet our needs and wants (to often in just a selfish way) which is not living life as God would want us to. We do not see that even pain and suffering can have great value and can be applied to the greater good for the greater glory of God.
Suffering can be our "wordless" prayer up to God to atone for abominations perpetrated by the "Culture of Death". Dr. Kevorkian and his followers do not understand and see that it is the death of the soul which we should be most concerned with. Christ, in his suffering and death and his mother, Our Blessed Lady in her "silent martyrdom" should be the path we are also willing to follow when it is presented to us
in whatever form. This does not mean we should not avail ourselves
of what modern medicine can do for us. If if does come to the point that suffering has to be endured,however, then we must embrace it in the spirit of being a true follower of Christ.
Tanya said…
Ironic, too, that I was just watching a documnetary this morning about this very thing - specifically the law out in Oregon. For some reason, I couldn't not watch it. I even questioned whether it was moral for me to be watching it, but I used it as an opportunity to offer up prayers for the people who had taken their own lives. I was so effected - much more so than I thought I would be - that all day now, I've felt both like collapsing in tears & throwing up. I want to dismiss it by saying "dr." K and people like him are just sick. There just has to be something wrong with them, and hopefully God will have mercy on their souls. Then I can just not care and put it out of my mind. Selfish, I know.
While maybe their mental status could very well be called into question, I know it goes deeper than that. Euthanasia has got to be the other side of the face of pure evil. One woman in the film said, "..then I get to decide when my life is no longer worth living". I thought of Archbishop Sheen's "Life is Worth Living" and I couldn't help but start crying. Another time, a volunteer with a "compassion" group told this woman that the notion of suffering is a flawed concept. It was a good thing to just take yourself out so that no one, including yourself, would have to deal with you. I thought, I guess that would seem true when you have nothing to hope for. When you have no sense of the love of God or His love for you. I mean, even as I type this, the tears come to my eyes to think that someone who is dying would think that there is no validity in their suffering or their life, their very creation. It begs the questions, then why have you lived at all? Why were you ever here?
Talk about flawed reasoning. Never a thought is given in all of this, it seems, to the dignity of the acts of serving someone who is in their end of days. Next to abortion, I can't think of anything more heartbreaking. And if I feel this way - a perfect stranger - how must Our Lord feel? Hopefully - hopefully- Kevorkian realized that his life, even in all the horrors he committed, was still valued by his Creator. I pray God has mercy on his soul. May God have mercy on us all.

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