Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Terri Shiavo


Gary Varvel/Indianapolis Star

I had a sudden realization tonight at work. One that might not be all that popular with some of my friends and people who know me. It is simply this: may, just maybe, God's will is being done by letting Terri Shiavo die. Who are we to say what is and what is not God's will? Maybe God is using Terri as a tool, for what, I haven't the foggiest. It seems to me that we humans are good to go with God's Plan when it suits us. When things are going our way, but when something happens that we don't like then it becomes something else, it becomes almost "it can't be God's will that this happened to me." We don't know the Almighty's mind, some of us might like to think we do, but we don't. It is tragic that Terri has been thrown into the spotlight and used as a pawn. Remember that part of the Lord's prayer that goes something to the effect of "Your will be done on Earth as it is Heaven?" We may not understand it, but everything happens for a reason: the good and the bad.

6 comments:

rebekah said...

that's exactly what my mom says.

jillymae said...

this is so so true. our human finite minds can never comprehend God's infinite mind. when we have understanding, it is because He grants it to us. i am ever thankful for the small bit that's been given to me.

jillymae said...

and, God is ultimately sovereign. what Satan intends for harm, God will use for good. yes, we have free will, and God is still going to accomplish what He planned to accomplish at the end of the day despite, and maybe even because of, our choices. it's a pretty groovy thing, if you don't try and think about it too much. your head will spin if you think about it too much =)

Josh S said...

Death and sin isn't God's will. He apparently doesnt care much for it. I think the whole point of the Gospel is that death isn't just tiny part of God's good plans. It's something he hates and will do anything to conquer.

j said...

I was listening to Laura Ingraham (babe) and she was talking to her priest on air and he spoke about Terri in his Easter message. He said that the Joy of Easter was a bit tampered by the turn in the Pope's health and by Terri's case. In this, the guy couldn't have been more wrong. It is exactly in these times, the times when life doesn't make sense. The sickness times. the death times. The world is closing in on you and offers no sympathy. That is when Easter brings the greatest joy. because the resurrection is about conquering death and sickness and pain. Turning Evil (crucifixionand sin) into Righteousness. What a small view of Grace and Easter. Life does throw horrible, nasty things that God never intended BUT God's Grace is bigger and stronger than all that junk.

Tuppy said...

Its really sad to see that Terri was used as an example. This has happened before not only to Terri but others, only not publicly.But needless to say, I believe it was wrong. To deprive someone of food and water.The whole thing with God, I'm not really sure of, as regarding circumstances on earth, but what I do know, is that when they stand before him, I hope their ready to pay their dues.