Indeed, down the centuries, beside the light areas, shadows have obscured and still obscure the overall picture of improvements in health care, many aspects of which are truly fine. I am thinking in particular of the serious social inequalities in access to health-care resources, which are still present in vast areas of the world, especially in the countries of the South.
This unjust inequality is more and more dramatically undermining the basic rights of the person: entire populations do not even have the possibility of benefiting from primary, basic medicines, while elsewhere even expensive medicines are widely wasted and misused. And what can be said of the many brothers and sisters who lack the minimum to appease their hunger and are subject to every kind of disease?
Not to mention the numerous wars which stain humanity with blood and are spreading physical and psychological traumas of every kind, as well as death. With regard to these scenarios, we must recognize that unfortunately, in many cases, the economic, scientific and technological breakthroughs have not brought real progress that is focused on the person and the inviolable dignity of every human being. Even the achievements in the field of genetics, which are fundamental in health care, especially for the protection of newborn life, can become an opportunity for inadmissible choices, callous manipulation and interests that contradict real development, often with devastating results.
On the one hand remarkable efforts are being made to prolong life and even to procreate it artificially; but on the other, birth is not permitted to those who have already been conceived, and the death of those no longer considered to be of use is hastened. Furthermore: while health is rightly appreciated with increasing initiatives to promote it, at times reaching a sort of cult of the body and a hedonistic quest for physical fitness, at the same time we are reduced to considering life as a mere consumer good, setting a new scale of marginalization for the disabled, the elderly and the terminally ill.
All these contradictions and paradoxical situations stem from a lack of harmony on the one hand, between the logic of well-being and the search for technological progress, and the logic, on the other, of ethical values based on the dignity of every human being. The ecclesial community is called to accept, in this field too, the invitation to conversion which is linked to the celebration of the Holy Year.
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In this circumstance we turn our gaze in particular to the suffering and risen Christ. The imitation of Jesus, the suffering Servant, has led great saints and simple believers to turn their illnesses and pain into a source of purification and salvation for themselves and for others.
What great prospects of personal sanctification and cooperation for the salvation of the world does the path marked out by Christ and by so many of his disciples open to our sick brothers and sisters! It is a difficult path, because the human being does not discover the meaning of suffering and death on his own, but it is always a possible path with the help of Jesus, interior Master and Guide cf. Salvifici doloris , nn.
Is not this the proclamation that echoes in hearts at every Eucharistic celebration when the people proclaim:.
Christifidelis laici , n. The Jubilee also invites us to contemplate the face of Jesus, the divine Samaritan of souls and bodies. This came about through the untiring commitment of the Christian community and all those who have taken care of the sick and suffering How does it make us feel to know that Find a Christmas present for a loved one, something nice for yourself, or the deal you can't pass up at Deseret Book.
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