My essay, “Reflections on the Suffering and Death of Terri Schiavo,” has been posted at Sharper Iron. The essay is personal, philosophical, spiritual, contemplative, and I hope you get a chance to read it. Thanks, Jason, for the opportunity to post it to your site.
But even now in Terri’s passing, our eyes are being focused on larger moral, cultural, and political debates to come. Read Bill Sammon’s piece in today’s Washington Times on the powerful resurgence of the pro-life movement in its crusade to reform the judiciary. The secular liberal political and media establishments looked at this case through radically different eyes than many religiously-motivated and spiritually-attuned fundamentalists, evangelicals, Catholics, and Jews in this country. Even though the fault lines in the Terri Schiavo debate didn’t fall strictly along the traditional conservative/liberal lines, look for the rift between the two factions only to widen.
More on this to come as the days and weeks roll on.