Finally, a most significant vote took place in the House of Commons last week but you'd be hard pressed to find much media coverage on it. Bloc Quebecois MP, Francine Lalonde tabled her bill on euthanasia. After numerous rounds of debate and delaying the vote on several occasions, it was put to the test last week. The result - a resounding 228 MP's voted against the proposed legislation with 59 members supporting the bill.
We give thanks for the many health care workers, chaplains and all those who care for the dying in our country. Walking together with those who are ill in their final days is an heroic vocation. We pray for all those who are involved in this special ministry. May that light of hope, compassion and care, continue to be a beacon of hope for those in their final days, as they prepare to be called home to God.