Thursday, March 24, 2005

If you've read the media's descriptions of how pleasant it is to die of thirst—their accounts always assume that, despite strong dispute among experts, Terri Schiavo must be unable to feel pain—then read the true-life description of dehydration's effects posted by Wittingshire's Jonathan Witt.

Terri's suffering brings to mind Jesus's words from the Cross—"I thirst"—and how the Good Friday prayer for "all who suffer and are afflicted in body or in mind" calls us to imitate Jesus' own love for the least able of His people.