Monday, September 15, 2014

Quick Hits 27

Sometimes I hear an utterance or catch a quick visual of something that sticks in my mind. As this sensory input rolls about in my head, several different outcomes are possible. It might be the case that after a moment of consideration, the input is deleted as uninteresting, trivial, or too much for me to deal with. However, another possible outcome is that the input keeps demanding my attention. It somehow wants me to wrestle with it and give it more than just a passing notice. In such cases, they can end up here, in my blog series called Quick Hits.

Recently there was a movement going around to raise money and awareness for Lou Gehrig's disease (ALS). The social media phenomenon raised more money to support research into this affliction in a few weeks than had been raised in the previous five years combined. The Catholic diocese in Ohio urged their members not to take part in donating money. Their reason was that the group that was benefitting from the funds supported stem cell research. I wonder if anyone in this church group would turn down a cure from such a group if they had a loved one slowly dying from this condition.

What do you think?