Why don’t we have the right to choose how and when we die ?
Context is always necessary in order to understand anything. Nothing exists without a context, i.e., the situation in which it exists. Our context begins with our origin. We didn’t think ourselves up. God did. It is He who created us and who sustains us in existence. He is keeping our hearts beating at every moment. For us to cease to exist, He wouldn’t have to do anything; He would have to STOP doing what He is doing.
Since He alone gives us life, He alone has the right to take it. Our existence is all about Him!
Fr. Vincent Serpa, O.P.