We have heard of many herioc stories of soldiers, emergency workers and everyday people going to great lengths to save lives. Because each of us has an innate sense of the value of life, put there by God, many have even died to save their fellow man. As Jesus states, this is the greatest form of love:
Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends. – John 15:13
Well, shame on the Pittsburgh EMT workers who let a man die after 10 911 calls just because they didn’t want to trek through the snow. To paraphrase: “snow’s too deep, too bad if you die.”
This is the antithesis of not only Christianity, but of all major religions and just plain human decency. It’s representative of the time we live in when the conscience of many is “seared with a hot iron” and they are “past feeling“. My heart goes out to those mourning this loss, which was the result of the absence of love. This is more than a shame, it is a crime.