Why do we do everything we can to keep people alive? I know this is controversial- but it is something I really struggle with. There are many times I understand- but there are others I do not. Our elderly is case in point. Now that we can surgery and chemo almost anything- we often do. Why is medical science more important than just letting go? Don't we trust that there is a time that God is calling us home?
Part of this is a free will thing. If a person chooses to fight on- then good. If the same person is only choosing to fight on because someone else chooses for them to- is that selfish or helpful? If someone outside is fighting without the person's consent than- OW! If they choose not to fight - then it is "suicide" or "euthanasia" or choosing to go home? Why do we fight this so much? So the person we love can sit in a nursing home? They can have bed sores? Is it the "suffering is good for the soul" thing?
If we believe that the end of life is the beginning of life with in God- why do we prolong it here? For own gratification? To say that we did everything? How about God doing everything? I just do not get it. I sure hope I die in my sleep before these questions come for my children.