March 20, 2005
We Must Not Pray Enough
Seas under an Evening Sky near Pohiki If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.
God Speaking to the King Solomon in The first book of Cronicles of the Kings of Israel Chapter 7 Verse 14
WE must not pray enough...all of us for such calamity to befall our land...
We as a nation are standing around watching a disabled woman being starved to death by court order. If that doesnt shake you up, it should. It could be my own mother next, except that it would serve no purpose except to get her off the SSA/Medical rolls, which in the light of the current state of SSA, should scare us the hell, one and all, as denial of treatment and rationed healthcare is our inheritance from this generation of over spending...
But I digress
My Mom, who, due to Parkinsons, has not the breath in her body to say more than one or two words at a whisper at a time... Who chokes on her food and often vomits it up because Parkinsons has robbed her of the ability to control chewing, swallowing and digestion. She is not far beyond Terri Schiavo in helplessness, but no one is trying to kill my Mom...
'Cause unlike Terri, she has no money to bequeith... Nor does she have a two timing, abusive husband who would thank his god (Mammon) fasting to see her die.
My Mom has a team of loving people who will weep their hearts out to see the day she needs a feeding tube put in for it will mean that the time is short. By her own wish there will be no appliance for the giving of food and nourishment. Only IV hydration, and that to prevent the pain that dehydration will cause. Diabetes will render her comatose and she will die that way.
Unlike Terri who was condemded to a hideous painfilled execution...without hydration IV, or drugs...her only crime was not dying in the first place when she sickened...She is not a vegatable
According to reports in World Net Daily
, when told of the tube removal Terri cried out and wept. That sounds to me like a thinking being and not a vegetable... look at this quote...
Weller essentially told Terri Schiavo, "You had better say you want to live or they will kill you. Just say you want to live." Read this whole story here
Schiavo responded with a drawn out, "IIIIII," then screamed out "waaaaaaaa" so loudly that a police officer stationed outside the room came in.
The officer then ordered Weller removed from the room, according to Terry.
The event was witnessed by Terri Schiavo's sister Suzanne Vitadamo and Suzanne's husband Michael.
"I talked to Suzy and Michael, and they both said it was unbelievable," Terry said. "It was very articulate, for Terri, but they also say this is normal [for her to communicate]."
Terry explained the family says Schiavo often is talkative, though similar to a 10-month-old.
"The words usually are not discernable, but she's responsive to commands, uses slow diction and her voice lilts to show emotion and context," he said.
Weller teared up after hearing Schiavo respond today, Terry said, and indicated Schiavo was crying.
If I seem a bit emotional about this its because its so close to home. You have to struggle to get care for anyone that is infirm in this country then you have to fight to keep them going... I know that I havent been writing much about this here but I have been writing in a lot of blogs and news sites that get more readers, telling my story and why we need to defeat this barbaric act. For it is the crack in the door to bigger things... as I wrote in the comments of SmoothStone
Terri's response in any fashion shows that she is capable of understanding. She is not a vegetable... MyGD in heaven help us. In a MSN poll two days ago 75% of those polled said she should die? What does this say about our nation? It must be true what was said in 1973 that abortion paves the way for killing anyone that does not fit the societal norm of "functionality" Where does the nation think this will lead to...." oh Mr. and Mrs Brown, your 6 year old is not doing well enough in school so we have euthenized him..." Oh Mr Jaurez your daughter is too fat and has not lost enough weight to conform with the BMI of her peers and thus is taking up too much space and resouces so we have locked her in a room with no food and water untill she slims down or dies which ever is first..." Do you think this is absurd? 50 years ago if you told people that one in five babies conceived in this country were going to be aborted or that we would be having a national debate about if we should help a woman eat that cant swallow or talk...(by the way my Mother fits this catagory as I write this...) people would be outraged... but not in this wonderful functioncentric GD hating world we have created for ourselves...
We need to fall on our faces we GD fearers and pray. We must not do it enough for our GD promises in His Word
1st Chronicles 7:14 if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.
May God and Terri forgive us...
In 1930's Hitler's Germany the Nazi's took the infirm, the retarded out of loving homes "for their and the caregiver's own good" and euthenized them while telling the family that they were being taken care of until "they caught a virus or something and died..." Then it became easier to remove the unacceptable, the unloved, and unwashed... The Different, the Gypsy, the Homosexual, The Jew... Where does this stop? Your child or grandchild... your mother or father...YOU?
Look into Terri Schiavo's face and imagine a loved one in her place and say to them with a straight face..." I love you and want the best for you so I am going to starve you to death"... Thats what this amounts to...
You cant... and we as a people should not legeslate or judiciate euthenasia...