Tuesday, January 28, 2003

Just finished Eugene H. Perterson’s Leap Over a Wall. The book is a set of reflections on the life of David. In the final chaper, Death, Perterson writes:

Those who take a firm and prayerful stance against the removal of limits know what they’re doing: ridding our selves of inconvenient lives that seem to interfere with our living results not in more life for us, but less.

In the footnotes he adds:

Abortion at one end the spectrum, euthanasia at the other and murder anywhere in between are the commonest attempts at this “removal of limitations,” but there seems to be plenty of other ways to accomplish the same thing through both subtle and blatant specices of abandonment, abuse, desertion and avoidance.


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