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An awful loss, a beautiful
life, a daunting task

Washington Examiner, by Timothy P. Carney

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Posted By:Judy W., 2/25/2013 7:01:24 AM

Nothing can prepare you for seeing your one-year-old nephew in a casket. Nothing can take away his parents´ agony. And nobody could have expected how much good work this helpless baby would do in 14 months. John Paul Kilner was born with an advanced case of spinal muscular atrophy. Nearly paralyzed at birth, his body deteriorated further as he grew. (Snip) Daily saving the life of an immobile kid with a fatal disease raises some fundamental questions. What is the point of such a life? Which raises the prior question: What is the purpose of any life?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: pomom, 2/25/2013 7:53:50 AM     (No. 9194554)

This had me blubbering in my coffee this morning. God bless all those parents who lovingly care for their severely afflicted children, knowing their time is short.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Susannah, 2/25/2013 8:05:22 AM     (No. 9194571)

Impossible to read this without weeping. What a beautiful child.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Felixcat, 2/25/2013 9:02:58 AM     (No. 9194668)

Reminds the reader of what is truly important in this world.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Saildreamer, 2/25/2013 9:24:24 AM     (No. 9194710)

God´s purpose is revealed through our sacrificial love. Pro-abortionists believe that time and money are "wasted" on a life such as this. (Satan´s lie)

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Reply 5 - Posted by: altoona, 2/25/2013 9:31:42 AM     (No. 9194727)

Thanks.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Aunt Agnes, 2/25/2013 11:33:49 AM     (No. 9194983)

I had a cousin who dealt with a similar condition that afflicted his child. The boy had no muscular control & was not expected to live but a few years. He surprised everyone & lived into his thirties. In that time, I saw another member of that family (a SIL) who was not related by blood to the boy, but she was quite fond of him & volunteered often to help take care of him. I watched her devotion to the boy & gained a new respect for her & her selflessness. God shows us examples of those who feel their duty to another & teaches us in unexpected ways.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Mother of AL, 2/25/2013 1:24:03 PM     (No. 9195272)

Brace yourself people, this beautiful child will not be allowed to live under Obamacare. Too expensive, not enough return.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: wilarrbie, 2/25/2013 2:03:00 PM     (No. 9195356)

So sweet and touching. But as stated in article...Tribulation both REVEALS and FORMS charactor. Interestingly, the lib ideology seeks to eliminate all forms of tribulation. From not keeping scores in kids games, to aborting the less than perfect, to radical ideals of equality. God bless this little angel, and his family. I will keep this story in my heart for a long time.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: jlw509, 2/25/2013 4:31:02 PM     (No. 9195748)

Questions like darts:

What is a human life for? Yours? Mine? Anybody´s?

What is failure? What is success? What is gain? What is loss?

Whose "legacy" will count 2 years after their death? 20 years? 2,000 years?

A doomed baby boy, compassion-recipient and compassion-generator. A frail infant, a force-multiplier. A strengthless child, the nucleus of a caring community. John Paul, age one, was both the question and the question´s answer.

He left this earth in 422 days. Dear God! What can I do in the next 422 days that would be as good as that?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Rakasha, 2/25/2013 5:18:16 PM     (No. 9195832)

God bless you, #9, fully and magnificently, for your gentle kindness, your keen insight, and your ability to express that insight so clearly.

P.S. (You don´t post often enough anymore.)

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