Tuesday, March 21, 2006

And the Church's Role is?

Tonight I read an article about what people consider important about end of life decisions. Good reading, important reading since we will all be there for ourselves and/or our loved ones someday.

But I am forced to ask, how can the church be helpful? Where can the church be involved in helping people talk about these issues? (Obviously I am of the opinion there is a role for the church)

If being the church is about supporting people in all of life then we have a responsibility to be willing to talk about the hard stuff. End-of-life care, organ donation, "living wills", funeral planning. All of these need to be talked about, all of these we need to help families talk about together. The real question is HOW?

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