March 25, 2005, 9:05 a.m.

The Schiavo Dilemma

We all have to congratulate Mel Gibson for his large contribution to our present age in making the movie--Passion of the Christ. Other people say it's very brutal and violent, but that's the way it really happened. Two thousand years ago, Jesus of Nazareth has undergone the ignominious crucifixion because he loved us so much; it is therefore necessary for all people to study the scriptures and many other historical and spiritual references because this is the only way people will understand suffering in general. Suffering is redemptive (we also have a share in suffering). Now we go the the Terri Schiavo issue now raging in the U.S. I'm tired already of people hammering the Law to all of us; the Law they say should kill Terri. If you look at her video clips, you'll surely pity her and think that it's better that she be dead. I may agree with them if it's a respirator; surely you may unplug the respirator if it unduly prolongs the life of anybody. But this is food and water! These things are ordinary methods to sustain life. Can you imagine the appearance of Terri in a few days? I have to go now but I'll write on this in the future.

Happy Easter!