In recent news, pastors and their children are committing suicide at an alarming rate. Depression is widespread. People are bottling their emotions, afraid to seek help, and are pumped full of fear by the media they love. Thus, it is no surprise that suicide is contemplated so often, and successfully carried out many times.
So what is the problem? Part of it is that we do not stop to smell the roses, to love one another wholly. We are souls, composed of a mind that can break, a will that can weaken and emotions that can be chaotic and misleading. When those pains and issues are not handled, people crumble and seek release from the pain, the anguish, the hopelessness and the worthlessness they feel. Often, that is where suicide meets depression. But it can be stopped by helping others to find resources, find coaches, find Christian counseling or otherwise. We have to read the right books, visit the right pages, surround ourselves by strong, prayerful and positive people. Influence and surrounding are everything for an emotionally damaged person. And whether you believe it or not, we all suffer some emotional damage. If you've never visited the darker, more painful side, it is probably a testament to the wonderful people in your life. Love prevents it, not felt love but shared love. Shalom!
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