Saturday, May 30, 2009
On May 21 , 2001 , my life changed drastically , changed forever in a way that we humanly never anticipate and are unprepared for . That day I survived a stroke , in which I died three times , Over the next several months and nearly subsequent six years , long stays in several hospitals and nursing homes in two different states , my been there, done that experience taught me how very valuable dignity is .
All establishments had one thing in common , they claim their existence is to preserve dignity , when the reality that’s your first loss .
A once vibrant , thriving , giving being , maybe not yet elderly , is suddenly separated from , possibly forever their legacy building dignity , reduced to a mere display item that provides employment for many who seldom care , and a Dr. who can usually do a human body well if t hey have enough caring compassion to stay away from it . As man would have establishments need to be preserved , ego’s need to be stroked , unjust incomes are pursued [insurance companies willfully pay] and all at the loss of dignity these sage’s . What they know is they best look and behave their best on the rare occasions that they are required to be a display . After all they now represent the institution housing them , so they are told .
Job 16:6 ’’ Though I speak , my grief is not assuaged: and though I forbear
what am I eased ?’’
Job 32:9 ‘’Great men are not always wise: neither do the aged
Luke 9:25 ‘’For what is a man advantaged , if he gain the whole
world , and lose himself , or be cast away?’’
Titus 2:2 ’’That the aged man be sober , grave , temperate , sound
in faith , in charity in patience .’’
Titus 2:3 ‘’The aged woman likewise that they be in behavior as
becometh holiness , not false accusers , not given to
much wine , teachers of good things;’’
Revelation 16:16 ‘’And he gathered them together into a place
called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon .’’
We all need Dignity, it is a gift from God . We can’t take it with us , but our legacy stays here . Without dignity we have no foundation to build our legacy on .
God saves souls , the most precious gift of enduring compassion that we can give another human is dignity .
It doesn’t pass with them , but remains with us , preciously enriching our lives for generations . Truly a great return for a small investment .
In summary by perceived compassion you deny whoever their final ultimate victory for a few years . But in reality it’s you and subsequent innocent generations that you deny the life enrichment of a legacy .
Have true compassion , recognize that Gods way is the most excellent way , and give whoever their dignity whenever you can .
Your Brother in Christ