The Point: Every Day Is a Gift

“Every single day is a gift. And you can’t let that go.” For the Colson Center, I’m John Stonestreet with The Point.

Assisted-suicide advocates are good at producing moving stories about people who decide to end their lives because of the suffering.

And too many, especially Christians, abandon principle—that every human life is sacred from conception ‘til natural death—for feelings: sadness, empathy, and pity.

So here’s a story to strengthen your commitment to life—even when life hurts.

In 2014 Marine veteran J. J. Hanson learned he had terminal brain cancer and only three months to live. But instead of giving up, he decided to live as if every day with his wife and son were a precious gift. As Hanson told the Daily Signal, “I needed care, not assisted suicide pills.” He became a passionate advocate for life with the Patients Rights Action Fund, a group that opposes assisted suicide.

Hanson died on December 30th. But you need to see his story. Please come to, and I’ll link you to an inspiring video about his end of life journey.



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