The Other I

November 4, 2011

Priorities

Filed under: Health and Sickness: Puzzles and Trade-offs,Just Stuff — theotheri @ 9:55 pm
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Someone asked me today if I were ill with symptoms that could indicate anything from a mild case of the flu to a serious disease whether, if I had to, I would choose to have 1) unlimited money to spend on a cure, 2) the support of others or 3) prayers.

This probably sounds like a cop-out, but it would depend.

The choice would be between 1 and 2.  If I’m talking about something like cancer, I might prefer 2 if it includes pain relief medication.  I don’t think I could manage the fight all by myself.  Support from someone who loves me would make all the difference.

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  1. I hope you don’t have to make this decision, but if you do I will PRAY that you have 1 & 2. 🙂

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    Comment by Donna — November 5, 2011 @ 12:45 am | Reply

    • Thank you, Donna! Do not think that I would dismiss your prayer as useless. It is for me a powerful reflection of what I call faithfulness – a way of caring for others, for those who belong to us and to whom we belong — which for Christians must be all of us. So your prayers would mean a lot. In fact, even without some dread disease, I’m always grateful for them. Terry

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      Comment by Terry Sissons — November 5, 2011 @ 9:23 am | Reply


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