In “Love Affair” I wrote, “My heart broke when I read the headline, “Angelina Jolie: I had double mastectomy because of high breast cancer risk.” People were saying how brave she was, but her decision was not brave because her decision was rooted in fear. Her actions was actually her claiming the cancer.
Now my heart is breaking again. November 1, 2014 is the date Brittany Maynard has chosen for her death. The articles states:
Now, Maynard has embarked on a rare farewell bathed in politics and poignancy — all painstakingly organized and openly shared, she said, in a bid to help to change laws for dying Americans who feel they are forced to endure the full, gruesome descent of a terminal illness.
Maynard made three choices that are elevating her final days to viral immortality. She moved with her husband, Dan, from San Francisco to Oregon — one of five states where doctors can legally prescribe life-ending drugs to the dying. She obtained the two bottles of lethal pills and selected the precise moment, place, guests and soundtrack for her last breaths. And she posted the reasons for all this in a video that, as of Thursday night, had received more than 5 million views.
“I don’t want to die. But I am dying. Death with dignity is the phrase I’m comfortable using. I am choosing to go in a way that is with less suffering and less pain,” Maynard told NBC News Thursday night, speaking from the Columbia River Gorge, 30 minutes east of Portland.
We must understand how important our actions are. Our actions say more than our words. Her actions say she is ready to die. Her actions say she has already given up. She has already said she is “comfortable” with this.
Words of a person that has not given up is, “The devil is a liar! I refuse to give him me. He is going to have to take me. ‘I AM’ a Grade 4 Glioblastoma Brain Cancer survivor!! He is not going to get me without a fight!!!” Those are fighting words. Now she needs to back those words up with action. How hard we fight for something is what shows how bad we “want” it.
Mrs. Maynard’s planned action is committing suicide. She has turn it into some grand thing, but when people commit suicide they are actually playing God. Only God can decide “The Date” of our births or deaths.
People that commit suicide go to Hell because suicide is playing God. God does not take kindly to people playing Him, which would include the doctors that are passing out the pills too. People that play God go to Hell because those actions cause them to spend Eternity with the first one to try to play God, which was satan. That is what got him kicked out of Heaven. It is better to endure pain now than to endure it for Eternity:
“But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.” (Revelation 21:8)
Mrs. Maynard’s planned action is giving satan the VICTORY! If she goes through with her plan it is “Mission Accomplished” for him. satan only job is to steal, kill and destroy. The article also stated:
“When people use the word suicide, it’s just highly inflammatory and just incorrect because I am already dying from cancer. And people who commit suicide are typically people who want to die, and are killing themselves. I’m not killing myself. Cancer is killing me.”
That is exactly what satan wants her to believe. When people are trying to tell you something about what you are doing and what you are doing will not affect them or will not benefit them it is probably good advice. Cancer may be killing her, but she is the one that will be taking the pills, which is what makes it suicide.
What she is calling “dignity” is nothing but pride. Most of the things we go through in life is to make us deal with something in us that we are refusing to deal with. I am praying she decides it is better to “deal with and endure:”
“Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.” (Proverbs 16:18)
My granddaughter did not have brain cancer, but I wrote about her brain tumor in “In Search Of My Soul Mate.” God said, “Not so.” They operated on her that afternoon and that night she was asking for a ham sandwich. On the third day she went home.
God has a wonderful “Plan” for all of His Children. Contrary to what the churches are teaching it does include suffering. Jesus is our Example. Suffering is where character comes from, which is God’s Top Priority for us. Maybe in “God’s Plan” He plans to heal Mrs. Maynard November 2nd?
Does Mrs. Maynard think her plan is beating it to the punch like Mrs. Pitt (Angelina Jolie) thinks she did? There is NO ONE in this world that will not have to endure something painful. My heart broke because of what they were doing, but actually both articles made me angry because of the INSULT they sent to people that are enduring their lives no matter what.
They do not seem to realize they are saying to the rest of us they are better than us because they are not going to endure. Both of them should have kept quiet about what they wanted to do. Since Mrs. Maynard knows first-hand what people suffering from “Grade 4 Glioblastoma Brain Cancer” are going through the least she could do is try to comfort them before she kills herself.
Life is about our choices. She has every right to choose to die. I am also praying she changes her mind. I do not know what she is going through, but I am sure she is probably scare. FEAR and PRIDE are satan’s favorite tools. Even if she loses the battle God will honor her fight. It is not too late for her and her husband to spend maybe now or Eternity together in the Kingdom Of Heaven. Once she executes “her plan” that will not be taking place.