“Media vita in morte sumus”, or “In the midst of life we are in death”. I heard those words in a movie scene I saw recently, set at a graveside of course. It got me thinking.
How true those words resound to those of us who work in healthcare-including the patients! Death surrounds our ilk like a superior enemy besieging our collapsing shanty citadel. It is only a matter of time…..
Trapped on the surface, we only have two options: We could tunnel down to who knows where, but then we run the risk of the enemy following and cornering us at the tunnel face. Nobody has to guess the outcome of that scenario. Yep, it would be both temporally and eternally grisly.
So we look up for help, but none of us are able to fly. We need help from above, from someone who is the master of the higher dimension, and who is also kindly disposed towards us. He must understand our situation, and the urgency of our redemption. He must intervene before all our hope is lost.
He hears our distress call from afar and is already near us, but needs a precise fix on our position. We must shout and wave to the Sky-Pilot, so that He can zero in on us, and perform the rescue.
Once we are within His salvation vessel, we are as good as home and dry.
Watch this video, and see how rescue is done. A team effort surely, but the guy hanging from the hefty thread gives the star performance imho.