I just renewed my drivers license online this month and had the opportunity to choose to select to be an organ donor. I've not selected that option in the past due to just my own squeamishness about the whole idea. But this time, I paused and thought about the matter and found that my faith and the principle of 'doing unto others as you would want done to oneself' came into play in my decision. So, I chose to become a organ donor.
I'm still creeped out about the thought of my body parts getting divided up and shipped off to new homes but in the end, if I or my loved ones needed a donor, I would hope for generosity.
I am Frederick Christian Blauer IV, but I go by Eric, it sounds less like a megalomaniac but still hints at my Scandinavian destiny of coastal conquest and ultimate rule. I have accumulated a fair number of titles: son, brother, husband, father, pastor, writer, artist and a few other more colorful titles by my fanged fans. I am a lover of story be it heard, read or watched in all beauty, gory or glory. I write and speak as an exorcist or poltergeist, splashing holy water, spilling wine and breaking bread between the apocalypse and a sleeping baby. I am possessed by too many words and they get driven out like wild pigs and into the waters of my blog at www.fcb4.tumblr.com. I work as a pastor at Jacob’s Well Church (www.jacobswellspokane.com) across the tracks on ‘that’ side of town. I follow Christ in East Central Spokane among saints, sinners, angels, demons, crime, condoms, chaos, beauty, goodness and powerful weakness. I have more questions than answers, grey hairs than brown, fat than muscle, fire than fireplace and experience more love from my wife, family and friends than a man should be blessed with in one lifetime.