Cardinal Donald Weurl recently said on his blog ~ ‘Rather than a hotel for the perfect, the Church has been rightly and strikingly described as a hospital for the spiritually wounded.”
Indeed I agree ~ the spiritually wounded are indeed living out their lives and ministering from within that very same ‘private hospital’ and not their ‘hotel of perfection’ as so often portrayed.
‘That hospital’ needs all our Love ~ prayer ~ healing ~ & mercy ~ as so beautifully shown us by the Grace of our Father.
However I would go even further in his reflection ~ if we presume that Cardinal Weurl is actually not referring to those on the inside but those on the outside (as he intended) ~ then I would seriously ask the question ~ Spiritually wounded by who?
In my experience I could rightly and strikingly describe that “who” of the church ~ on occasions ~ as more like a Euthanasia Clinic ~ where some ‘medics’ have taken the law into their own hands, beyond the ‘patients’ dignity ~ or legal, lawful, and sound consent ~ and administered euthanasia.
Advocates of foetal pro-life ~ and yet at other times crucifiers ~ in the name and the hope of resurrection.
‘Euthanasia is a grave violation of the law of God, since it is the deliberate and morally unacceptable killing of a human person.’
Pope John Paul II, Evangelium Vitae, 1995
‘The Roman Catholic church regards euthanasia as morally wrong. It has always taught the absolute and unchanging value of the commandment “You shall not kill”.
The church has said that:
nothing and no one can in any way permit the killing of an innocent human being, whether a foetus or an embryo, an infant or an adult, an old person, or one suffering from an incurable disease, or a person who is dying.
Pope John Paul II has spoken out against what he calls a ‘culture of death’ in modern society, and said that human beings should always prefer the way of life to the way of death.
The church regards any law permitting euthanasia as an intrinsically unjust law.’
The way of Life is His Way . . .
. . . The Way of Love