"You would have loved her. Everyone did."
Jesus did not deserve to suffer for us, for me, for her, but yet He did without complaint. He left Himself exposed, willingly...Am I not called to do the same for others?
Here's the thing: any kind of birth control reduces risk of pregnancy, but it never eliminates it.
In the case of Alfie, the question should not be "do we stop invasive care on a terminally ill toddler?" Rather, it ought to be, "do we want to be a society that stops invasive care on a terminally ill toddler because we think his life is not worth living or do we want to be a society that stops invasive care on a terminally ill toddler because his life is worth living but we recognize that our technologies cannot save him and because we respect his dignity and worth, we are going to stop invasive care because we want him to be comfortable as his body shuts down?"
Despite my frustrations, I am learning a lot about how to make not only my own practice but also health care better.
We are truly, as Mat Kearney sings, one phone call, one text, one new devastating piece of information away from our knees.
When the chance for authentic service comes around, do we stop to help or do we pass it by?