Gus talks about a case out of France involving a man named Vincent Lambert who has been in a persistent vegetative state since 2008 following a motorcycle accident. Last week, the hospital began taking him off of life support and he passed away earlier this morning. Euthanasia is illegal in France and the Lambert case has been the center of the right-to-die movement in that country. It divided the nation and his family, as his parents fought to keep him alive. Gus asks listeners who've had friends or family members in an end-of-life situation and how they handled it and how it affected them spiritually.
Later, Gus talks about today's First Reading from the Book of Genesis, where Joseph, who was sold into slavery by his jealous older brothers and over several years, grew into a position of great power in Pharoah's court, the governor of Egypt, and reveals himself to his brothers. A famine had swept over Egypt and they had come to him, unaware it was Joseph, seeking grain. When he reveals himself to them, he doesn't enact revenge upon them. He tells them that God sent him here ahead of them to save their lives. Gus