Monday, March 29, 2010

A New Life's resolution - Day #66 (Spiritual) {written for 3/24/2010}

If you're just joining us, check out the explanation of my "New Life Resolution"

Day #66 - Spiritual

According to, "The spiritual dimension of wellness involves seeking meaning and purpose in human existence. It includes the development of a deep appreciation for the depth and expanse of life and natural forces that exist in the universe."

Unless you've been living under a rock, you've seen or heard quite a bit on the news lately about the passage of the 2010 Health Care Reform Bill. I haven't read the whole thing, so I'm not going to take up your time and attention talking about the changes that it will or will not make for your and your family. I'm also not going to go on about the misinformation being spread around in order to put fear or anger into the hearts of constituents.

Instead, this week I'd like to start all of you thinking and talking about how this bill could influence our dimensions of wellness. If you've been tuning in to this blog for any period of time, you've probably figured out that I like it when people are paying attention and finding a way to think about these sorts of things for themselves rather than simply regurgitating whatever they hear on the TV or radio. So I'm going to take it easy this week and simply put some questions or prompts out there. My hope is that this will spark some conversations here or in your office or around your kitchen table with the family.

*  How will this bill affect the spiritual wellness of the country?
*  If God has said we should care for our brothers, how does that affect our nation's decision to have or not have affordable health coverage for all citizens?
*  Are those people who choose to deny medical intervention in favor of asking God for healing exempt from the requirement to have coverage?  Should they be?
*  How have "conservative christian values" influence the coverages provided or not provided by this bill?
What other aspects of the health care bill have I missed as they pertain to our spiritual wellness?

I eagerly anticipate your thoughts about these things.

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