Irrevocable Choice

Irrevocable Choice is a blog about life issues. Those in favor of legalized abortion often use the word "choice." Once completed, the "choice" to destroy a human life either via abortion, euthanasia, or embryonic stem cell research is IRREVOCABLE. It is PERMANENT. It can NEVER be undone. The innocent life can NEVER be restored.

Saturday, March 26, 2005

What a Sad Easter

In NO way should this be considered a comparison. Jesus Christ was without sin. He was conceived by the Power of The Holy Spirit born of the Immaculate and Blessed Ever Virgin Mary. He is the Word Made Flesh. Terri Schiavo is obviously not Jesus. Like all of us, she has the stain of original sin. And like all of us, I'm sure she has committed at least venial sin. However, there is a very sad irony. It is very possible that on Easter Sunday, the day our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ rose from the dead, Terri Schiavo will die. Christians traditionally would celebrate on this day. Our Lord and Savior conquered sin and death. By 2pm ET, Terri Schiavo will begin her ninth day of court-ordered starvation and dehydration.

While our Lord's conquering of sin and death and opening the gates of Heaven allowing the opportunity but NOT a guarantee for each of us to one day be in Heaven (if we follow the Ten Commandments and do not die in a state or mortal sin) is wonderful, this Easter will have a very dark cloud hanging over it. We cannot imagine the grief of the Schindler family. The rollercoaster ride of emotions will likely take a toll. The hopes they had when Congress subpoened Terri Schiavo (until a local judge defied Congress and Congress scampered away like a puppy afraid of its shadow in my opinion). The hopes they had when Congress passed legislation ordering a de novo review of Terri Schiavo's case at the Federal level. All of them dashed by what some call "the rule of law." In my opinion, that "rule of law" seems to forget about the First, Eighth, and Fourteenth Amendments of the United States Constitution.

Happy Easter, America. While many enjoy delicious food, an innocent woman is in her ninth day of court-ordered starvation and dehydration. The court order forbids anyone from bringing even a drop of water to this innocent woman (resulting in the arrest of children - in the United States of America). While some make their TWICE YEARLY attendance at mass (the other day being CHRISTMAS - no, not "the holidays" or "happy holidays" or "holiday time" or whatever the secularists call Christmas), a devout Catholic woman has been denied a tiny piece of Jesus Christ's Precious Body and a drop of Jesus Christ's Precious Blood. While some celebrate with family and friends, a family is coming to grips with the agonizing fact that due to a court order, they will soon lose a very valuable member of their family. And yes, Terri Schiavo is a very valuable member of their family. She is a very valuable member of the entire human family. All human beings are members of the Mystical Body of Christ, thus all are valuable. Jesus is the Vine.

Society is as "civilized" today as it was during the Roman Empire. We just have more technological advances.