Tuesday, February 16, 2016

I Must Not Play at God

As the abortion doctor arrived yesterday while I stood in the frigid day on the sidewalk, I reminded him of the Hippocratic oath. I thought perhaps he had forgotten it. First do no Harm is a summary, but not actually found verbatim in the oath doctors take upon becoming a physician.

This is a portion of the modern Hippocratic oath. It is considered one of the most important segments:
Most especially must I tread with care in matters of life and death. If it is given me to save a life, all thanks. But it may also be within my power to take a life; this awesome responsibility must be faced with great humbleness and awareness of my own frailty. Above all, I must not play at God. 

Above all, I must not play at God. 

I imagine within a few years that line will be expunged.The idea that matters of life and death are the province of God offends too many. It cramps their style. Abortion on demand would cease if doctors took that oath seriously.

Three security people surrounded the abortion doctor as I so kindly refreshed his memory. To drown me out, they began clapping and cheering, "Hooray Dr. Virmani!" They escorted him proudly into the building where he could kill the fifty babies in their mothers' wombs awaiting his arrival.

The frigid cold seeped into all our bones as we called out to the women and men streaming into the abortion center, playing at God. One couple left. One baby saved, that we knew of. It was a bleak, very cold day that reflected the icy hearts within that building.

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On a happier note, check out this video from Westminster dog show! I know the owner, Darius, and the dog who won. We met the winning dog Zak as a new puppy at one of my daughter's agility trials with Honeybun. We fell in love with Darius when his old dog who could barely walk, but still loved agility used to lumber through the course. When he went in the "chute" which is a collapsed silk tube, he lay down in the middle of it and the silk thumped up and down as he wagged his tail and rested. Asherel and I were smitten.When that old dog died, we thought Darius might as well. And then he got Zak. Congrats to this man who so obviously loves his dog and vice versa.Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9ESPT4f_m0
I think I wrote about our encounter with him in my book I'm Listening With a Broken Ear. At least I wrote about our agility world then.
What a cheerful delight this morning!
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Jeremiah 6:13-15 

“For from the least to the greatest of them, everyone is greedy for unjust gain; and from prophet to priest, everyone deals falsely. They have healed the wound of my people lightly, saying, ‘Peace, peace,’ when there is no peace. Were they ashamed when they committed abomination? No, they were not at all ashamed; they did not know how to blush. Therefore they shall fall among those who fall; at the time that I punish them, they shall be overthrown,” says the Lord.

Yet for us there is one God, the Father, from whom are all things and for whom we exist, and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom are all things and through whom we exist.

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