My heart goes out to you. You exhibit a willingness to confront troubling questions that others ignore, questions that require certain fortitude to gain understanding.
Yes, love is the key component as stated by Alison previously, being the mortar that binds hearts. You showed love for your uncle by your presence, witnessed by others in that room.
Doctor Assisted Suicide is an action that I’ve contended with in Hospice and various bereavement groups, sometimes causing guilt while other times anger. One common element that always appears, that being love, cannot be ignored. Your love cannot be misread, it resonates, felt by those ministering to your uncle.
Two verses, well three actually, that might help:
Hebrews 1:14 (NASB) Are they not all ministering spirits, sent out to render service for the sake of those who will inherit salvation?
1 Thes. 4:16-18 (NASB) For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 Then we who are alive and remain will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we shall always be with the Lord. 18 Therefore comfort one another with these words.
2 Corinthians 1:3-5 (NASB) 3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our affliction so that we will be able to comfort those who are in any affliction with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. 5 For just as the sufferings of Christ are ours in abundance, so also our comfort is abundant through Christ.
May you be comforted through your ordeal and find peace as you journey through grief.
– H Jerry