Decisions, Decisions, Decisions…. When someone’s health is failing there are so many decisions to be made. Where should they live? What treatment should they undergo? When is “enough, enough”?
Years ago, people died from famine, disease, war, and poor nutrition. Now they often fade away from sight, from others, from life. In the midst of this how does a Christian decide what should and should not be done?
The Black Hills Circuit is sponsoring a workshop at St Paul’s Lutheran Church, Spearfish to discuss end of life issues. The workshop will be on Saturday morning, January 29th from 9:00-noon.
The main speaker will be Rev. Tim Rynearson from Brookings. On behalf of our District and South Dakota Lutherans Life, he has held workshops across the State on this issue. He has also written extensively about how we as God’s people make decisions in this area. Also speaking will be an attorney from one of our congregations talking about Estate Planning as well as a Funeral Home Director and Funeral preplanner speaking on decision making at death.
This workshop is for everyone. Either we will face this in the near future for ourselves, or it might be our parents or grandparents.
As Martin Luther wrote: “We should familiarize ourselves with death during our lifetime, inviting death into our presence when it is still at a distance and not on the move.”