Friday, March 18, 2005

Injustice to an Innocent

Terri Schiavo's feeding tube was removed today. If no one intervenes, she will die a painful death from starvation and dehydration. She is innocent and is loved and wanted by her parents. She also reportedly has some congnition and awareness, so this will be a painful and horrible death for her.

That this unjust government-ordered torture and prelude to the death of an innocent takes place on a Friday in Lent, is far too symbolic for Christians, for that is the day and time when Our Lord was on the Cross, being unjustly tortured and executed.

In Jesus' case, both the accusing Sanhedrin and the presiding Pilate knew that He was innocent, but His life was inconvenient for them both, so they had him killed for practical reasons.

Next week is Holy Week, where we commemorate this unjust death. Again, consider the symbolism of this present injustice, which is taking place during Holy Week. The week ends, however, with triumph. May we also have victory for the life of this innocent this week.

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