"I was very disappointed in the article in last month's 'Journal' on MAID ('Church should not oppose MAID law, primate says', p. 1). I believe it was a missed opportunity to talk about faith. The morning I read the article there was an interview with a physician on the CBC morning show about how medicine has become more about keeping people alive through the use of drugs and technology rather than bringing life. It blows my mind how so many health-care dollars are spent on the last five years of a person's life -- an expense that may simply be prolonging death, not bringing life. Our religious story encourages us and offers us the opportunity to find life in abundance. When the circumstances of our lives no longer offer that possibility, we can choose MAID to pass from death to life in God -- a very faithful response !" [Text of entire article.]
Author is incumbent "Christ Church, Markdate, Ont."