Thursday, March 31, 2005

Thank you, Terri

What light shines from Terri Schiavo's ordeal? Bruce Harpel at Sprucegoose offers some valuable insights. I've taken the liberty of quoting his entire post here:
The End of Terri Schiavo

First of all, and last of all, I would like to thank Terri for adding so much humanity to America. Through your suffering you have awoken much of the sleeping church. What could not be done by legislation, protest, and other non-violent means, you have accomplished through your 15 year long ordeal. The fruit of your suffering is beginning to be harvested and the effect will change the landscape of America for years to come. Your face will always be before us. I am deeply indebted to you. Your life was not in vain.

To Terri's parents and sister and brother, your aches are shared by millions. The welling up of tears in our eyes speaks of your love and faithfulness. The lump in our throat and the dull pain in our hearts is nothing compared to your hurt. We are sorry. We are sorry we could not or did not do more. We are sorry that God chose to not answer your prayers and we know that reminding you of the greater good has little solace in it. We too sat and watched a government that was paralyzed by inaction and double mindedness. You are our hero's. Your nobility in living within the law and not being a law unto yourself was a learned lesson. Your simple focus on what was important and not on the side issues of hate or rage taught us well.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I weep. But as I weep I am encouraged that the fallen ethics and morals underneath the facade of this country have finally been exposed.

Now we can choose to take action or go back to sleep. Please pray for us.
I hope and pray Bruce is right that the moral landscape in America will be changed (for the better). If you've been moved by Bruce's words, please let him know at Sprucegoose.

4 Comments:

Blogger Rev. Rick Hill Jr, D.Div. said...

Brother Milton,
Welcome back my Friend wonderful post! Amen! I have been bitter all day just down right mad at Michael Schiavo, his lawyers, the Judges who sentenced Terri to death for having the will to live in my Disgust, anger, sadness, pain for Terri’s family. I had surprising influx of emotions.
I had stayed clear of the subject of Terri Schiavo’s life on my blogs and the Forum until today when she passed, and it hit me. Bruce Harpel did such a nice job with his post. I quote and agree with him I weep. But as I weep I am encouraged that the fallen ethics and morals underneath the facade of this country have finally been exposed. I put a post up today on my Blog Theresa Marie Schiavo 1963-2005 when I first heard of Terri’s passing, we know now that she is at peace, eternally healthy with the Lord.
In Jesus Name,
I’m glad you are back my friend,
Rick

11:38 PM, March 31, 2005  
Blogger Milton Stanley said...

Thanks, Rick. It's good to be back.

6:15 AM, April 01, 2005  
Blogger Jeannie said...

I love what you wrote - hopefully this event will put all christians into action all over the world.

8:47 AM, April 01, 2005  
Blogger Milton Stanley said...

Thanks, Jeannie. Let's give credit to Bruce Harpel at Sprucegoose, who wrote what I quoted here. I notice you live in Gold Coast. Do you know fellow G.C. blogger John Telfer Brown of Scotwise?

3:21 PM, April 01, 2005  

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