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As Saint Ambrose writes: In the biblical narrative, the difference between man and other creatures is shown above all by the fact that only the creation of man is presented as the result of a special decision on the part of God, a deliberation to establish a particular and specific bond with the Creator: And he quotes, as the first of these: Created to exercise dominion over the world, he was given a likeness to the king of the universe; he is the living image who participates by his dignity in the perfection of the divine archetype”.
But, as is brought out in Israel’s later legislation, it also prohibits all personal injury inflicted on another cf. And what of the violence inherent not only in wars as such but in the scandalous arms trade, which spawns the many armed conflicts which stain our world with blood? Should we not question the very economic models often adopted by States which, also as a result of international pressures and forms of conditioning, cause and aggravate situations of injustice and violence in which the life of whole peoples is degraded and trampled upon?
For us too Moses’ invitation rings out loud and clear: In old age, how should one face the inevitable decline of life?
To defend and promote life, to show reverence and love for it, is a task which God entrusts to every man, calling him as his living image to share in his own lordship over the world: In this way Jesus proclaims that life finds its centre, its meaning and its fulfilment when it is given up. Only when people are open to the evaneglium of the truth about God, man and history will the words “You shall not kill” shine forth once more as a good for man in himself and in his relations with others.
God juab shows that he does not delight in the death of the living cf. Life is always a good. Life is slipping away from him, and very soon he will find himself bereft of it without ever having appreciated its real meaning: The cultural and religious context of the Bible is in no way touched by such temptations; indeed, in that context the wisdom and experience of the elderly are recognized as a unique source of enrichment for the family and for society.
The history of Israel shows how difficult it is to remain faithful to the Law of life which God has inscribed in human hearts and which he gave on Sinai to the people of the Covenant.
Increase and multiply’ Gen 1: And now you are cursed from the ground, which has opened its mouth to receive your brother’s blood from your hand.
El Papa Juan Pablo II: La Muerte con Dignidad
The Lord said to Cain,? Precisely in an age when the inviolable rights of the person are solemnly proclaimed and the value of life is publicly affirmed, the very right to life is being denied or trampled upon, especially at the more significant moments of existence: This is apparent in some aspects of the current penal legislation, which provided io severe forms of corporal punishment and even the death penalty.
This invitation is very appropriate for us who are called day by day to the duty of choosing between the “culture of life” and the “culture of death”. This is what is happening also at the level of politics and government: The moral conscience, both individual and social, is today subjected, also as a result of the penetrating influence of the media, to an extremely serious and mortal danger: In addition to the ancient scourges of poverty, hunger, endemic diseases, violence and war, new threats are emerging on an alarmingly vast scale.
Even an enemy ceases to be an enemy for the person who is obliged to love him cf.
Man alone, among all visible creatures, is “capable of knowing and loving his Creator”. Evangellum, losing his earthly life because of his faithful witness to the Lord’s Resurrection, follows vtiae the Master’s footsteps and meets those who are stoning him with words of forgiveness cf.
In this way democracy, contradicting its own principles, effectively moves towards a form of totalitarianism. Thus we shall learn not only to obey the commandment not to kill human life, but also to revere life, to love it and to foster it. In Latin In English.
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Finally, Evangelium vitae states that “execution is only appropriate in cases of absolute necessity, in other words when it would not be possible otherwise to defend society. It is by observing the Law of God that we are able to bring forth fruits of life and happiness: It is a matter of faith in the Risen Lord, who has conquered death; faith in the blood of Christ “that speaks more graciously than the blood of Abel” Heb Part of a series of articles on.
I am greatly afflicted’ ” Ps But his miracles, healings and even his raising of the dead were signs of another salvation, a salvation which consists in the forgiveness of sins, that is, in setting man free from his greatest sickness and in raising him to the very life of God.
In this way a kind of “conspiracy against life” is unleashed. You psblo the words of eternal life; and we have believed, and have come to know, that you are the Holy One of God” Jn 6: When conscience, this bright lamp of the soul cf. Euthanasia — Religious vigae — Catholic Church.
El Papa Juan Pablo II: La Muerte con Dignidad
In giving life to man, God demands that he love, respect and promote life. Project Gutenberg 0 editions. It would therefore be to give a one-sided picture, which could lead to sterile discouragement, if the condemnation of the threats to evangelikm were not accompanied by the presentation of the positive signs at work in humanity’s present situation.
We find evangeluum not only “faced with” but necessarily jjan the midst of” this conflict: Cain tries to cover up his crime with a lie. Jesus is the Son who from all eternity receives life from the Father cf.
In a special way, believers in Christ must defend and promote this right, aware as they are of the wonderful truth recalled by the Second Vatican Council: He rested then in the evanfelium of man, he rested in man’s mind and in his thought; after all, he had created man endowed with reason, capable of imitating him, of emulating his virtue, of hungering for heavenly graces.
As the Apostle Paul states: When the people look for ways of living which ignore God’s plan, it is the Prophets in particular who forcefully remind them that the Lord alone is the authentic source of life. Still less is it an illusory promise of a better future. The ideal of the Messianic age is presented as a time paboo “no more shall there be On a more general level, there exists in contemporary culture a certain Promethean attitude which leads people to think that they can control life and death by taking the decisions about them into their own hands.
As well as for reasons of a misguided pity at the sight of the patient’s suffering, euthanasia is sometimes justified by the utilitarian motive of avoiding costs which bring no return and which weigh heavily on society. Apart from the fact that they are morally unacceptable, since they separate procreation from the fully human context of the conjugal act, 14 these techniques have a high rate of failure: