Monday, August 31, 2009

Whether Rich or Poor

This past week's top news was the passing of Senator Ted Kennedy. In my class, we had a brief discussion about his life and career as a politician. Then, one of my students commented 'He was very rich and must have had a really good insurance, but his doctor couldn't cure the cancer?'

As someone who cannot afford to have health insurance, he might have meant to be sarcastic. However, as a Christian, I thought that was a very meaningful statement. However rich we are, however skillful and smart doctors we can afford, we are all helpless in front of death, aren't we?