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- Can You please speak about euthanasia? Is this something that You support? I have mixed feelings about it myself. When my cat was very ill and it became clear she would not recover, I had her put to sleep as I just did not want her to suffer. It was so difficult for me to let her go, although I believed it was best for her. However, I don’t know that I agree with euthanasia for people. I don’t believe in forcing people to take medical treatment that will prolong their life, yet not provide quality of life. I know some people with degenerative disease believe that they should be able to take their own life, or be assisted to do so, while they are still physically and mentally capable to make this choice. And other people do not want to live with disabilities. Do humans have the right to take their own life in certain situations?
- I work in sales and over the years I have developed a persona that I feel helps me sell, however, many years of being inauthentic has left me feeling bitter and jaded. I want to be more authentic at work, but I feel that if I make this change I won’t make enough money.
- In the Bible, Jesus is quoted as saying “it is easier for a camel to pass throughout the eye of a needle than a rich man to enter into the Kingdom of God.” I have always understood this teaching to mean that being rich was not spiritual and somehow worse. I have always struggled with this idea, and recently I heard You say that wealth is not evil and that money is not good or bad. Could You please explain this, and could You comment on why it would say that it is hard for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of God? A few verses later in that passage it goes on to say that “everyone who has left their houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or farms for My name’s sake, will receive many times as much, and will inherit eternal life.” I understand this to mean that sacrificing everything for God is important to one’s spiritual life. Surely God does not want everyone to become monks or hermits and give up all of their possessions. Can you help me understand?