March 28, 2005

I Just Don't Know What To Say

Someone is dying, there, realistically, isn't a whole hell of a lot I can do about it, and yet I just go on doing. Everything seems so false and lopsided. I don't know if that makes sense or not. Someone's being tortured to death---whether you agree with that or not it is how I feel, and yet I just go on. And next year, you know what? How many of us will really remember this?

Posted by Rachel Ann at March 28, 2005 02:21 PM

That's why I blogged that a part of us dies with Terri. There is something deeply sad about feeling so helpless when one feels so strongly about something like this.

Posted by: Andrea at March 28, 2005 04:55 PM

I think we'll remember this next year. The reason this is such a big deal is because it's so extraordinary. This is new territory, not just some, hee hee, scandal of the week. A conscious woman is being allowed to waste away to death because she's not worthy. We believe that all human life deserves to live no matter how differently it's experienced. Others want to put useless life "out of it's misery". Terri's misery began on the 18th. It's not the starving so much as the dehydration. She couldn't get full communion because her tongue was dry.

Then he prayed, "O Lord, God of my master Abraham, give me success today and show kindness to my master Abraham. See, I am standing beside this spring, and the daughters of the townspeople are coming out to draw water.

May it be that when I say to a girl, 'Please let down your jar that I may have a drink,' that she says 'Drink, and I'll have water for your camels, too.' Let her be the one you have chosen for your servant Isaac. By this I will know that you have shown kindness to my master."

Before he had finished praying, Rebekah came out with her jar on her shoulder...
...The servant hurried to meet her and said, "Please give me a little water from your jar."

"Drink, my Lord," she said, and quickly lowered to her hands and gave him a drink.

After she had given him a drink she said, "I'll draw water for your camels, too, until they have finished drinking." So she quickly emptied her jar into the trough, ran back to the well to draw more water, and drew enough for all of his camels. Without saying a word, the man watched her closely to learn whether or not the Lord had made his journey successful.

--Genesis 24:12-21

Posted by: Tuning Spork at March 29, 2005 04:31 AM

Oops, looks like I screwed up some html.

Posted by: Tuning Spork at March 29, 2005 04:32 AM
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