How can one express their Christian beliefs without people attacking or thinking we are passing judgement? Maybe there is a way or isn’t. I think the truth is not always easy for people to hear. I try to do it in a way where I am only expressing my opinion but people feel I’m passing judgement.
In this case of the woman committing assisted suicide. I do not condemn her in any way. I cannot imagine her suffering and can understand why she would come to that decision but I don’t agree with it either. Where is the line drawn in suicide that it is ever okay? What about the people that suffer everyday with mental illness or depression. Is there suffering less? We feel sad when they end their lives. When they seem to give up but in this case we say she was brave? I’m left feeling confused killing yourself is still killing yourself? As a Christian I believe our life is not our own. We belong to God. We are here for a reason, for a purpose and to choose to end when we want to ,doesn’t feel right.
In the bible one of the Ten Commandments is ‘thou shall not kill.’ Now we are saved by Jesus under the new covenant we still must try to abide by these laws. Everyone wants the freedom of choice I’m not here to in any means take that away from anyone. But as a Christian how can people be okay or applaud what she did? Yes it was her choice her freedom. I’m sorry for her suffering. I pray for her to find her way to heaven. I pray for her family losing her. None of it feels right. It doesn’t sit well with me.
What if instead of promoting assisted suicide we promoted and researched better pain treatments? What if talking about just allowing them to end their lives we try to find better ways to give them quality care at the end of their lives? I just want to find a way to give these people hope instead of just an end
This is where I am coming from. I am not trying to prove right or wrong. I am only expressing my feelings, my beliefs, my opinion. I’m not trying to offend anyone. I have my right to my beliefs so as do you. I just think differently than you maybe and it’s okay. At the end of the day it isn’t me against you. It’s me and my relationship with God. I have him to answer to. This is my journey. This is me trying to understand and make sense of this.
In my beliefs you never give up. You keep marching on. People fighting through their suffering inspires me to keep going when I feel I can’t because when I feel like life is challenging there is always someone else out there suffering more and they are still fighting for this life. They still have their faith. They haven’t lost hope. I don’t want anyone to give up. I want to be your cheerleader if you need me and I hope you can be mine?