"Is it morally justifiable to intervene with my child’s ‘natural’ developmental course? Sometimes I feel a little like I’m playing God, and this makes me doubt myself...."
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 24-million children in America—one out of every three—live in a home without their biological father. The dignity of the human person and stability of the traditional family are under attack.
This past week, the media observed the lives of two individuals with striking similarities: both in their 20s, both dedicating their lives to serving others, and both living with terminal brain cancer. But, the contrasts between these two are even more striking.
A Polish fireman whose spinal cord was completely severed due to a knife attack has regained the limited ability to walk. This is stirring news since the last time that irreparably-paralyzed people were made to walk was in Palestine in the first century.
Recently, I was reminded of the powerful and proper place of suffering in the human condition. Not all suffering is bad. Some suffering is necessary for change and growth, and all suffering has the potential to reveal what is most human about us...