During college, one of the best courses I took was “bio-medical ethics.” It was the most engaging, shocking, and morally challenging course I had. We debated issues of genetics, assisted suicide, patients’ rights, abortion, and the selling of human embryos — polarizing subjects, and quite prevalent in our current everyday news.
To me, these moral ethics all hinged on one’s beliefs about the concept of the “sanctity of human life.” Is all life from God? Is the core of humanity something Holy, something sanctified and therefore something full of spiritual powers beyond our understanding?
C.S. Lewis believed that the greatest weapon of the devil in the 20th century was to convince people that he did not exist. In watching the news, it is full of suicides, murders, and much disrespect for human life. I fear more and more that we as a people are losing the belief in the spiritual realm and its powers.
When we discuss to make choices about our lives, we should remember that as humans we are created Holy. We need Jesus’ help to recognize the devil and to defend the sanctity that we have been given.