Thursday, March 03, 2005

TERRI SCHIAVO - Conversations With the Voiceless!

A News Brief from Agape Press today ...
An author and Christian musician says there is value and life in a person who is in a coma or a debilitated state. For years now, John Wessells has ministered to brain injury and coma patients -- people who supposedly cannot hear or understand their surroundings -- by singing, playing guitar, and reading scripture to them.

Wessells points out that patients in an unconscious or vegetative state often understand much more than people realize. "I've learned a lot over the years," he says, "and it's especially been helpful with the Terri Schiavo case, for people to get more of an understanding of what these people go through -- that there are people inside these bodies. I've had testimony of people who have come out of comas, who actually gave their hearts to the Lord while in the coma, and [who, in that state] could hear everything going on." Wessells has released a book about his ministry titled Conversations With the Voiceless (Zondervan, 2005).
In my "spiritual" opinion, all life is worth the highest regard and effort; in my "common sense" opinion, it's experiences like Wessels which make me suspicious and cynical about the ethics and morals of those who plead for euthanasia is a compassionate response to the severely disabled.

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