Suicide - A Christian Perspective continued....
There was a lady who suffered an illness that caused great
pain, but when questioned after she attempted a suicide which failed said, 'I
could bear the pain, but it was the loneliness'.
A young man failed his University examination, and that was
a traumatic disappointment. All his hopes were dashed and he wanted to end it
A middle-aged man for whom life had lost its meaning was
asked whether he had considered the sorrow to his family that his suicide would
have caused, replied, ' they wouldn't miss me'. He had obviously lost all sense
The fourth case was of a young woman whose wedding was
called off at the last minute.
Although some attempted suicide bids are just a call for
help, they must all be taken seriously. Some years ago in Britain there was a
strike of junior doctors, and while they absented from work the number of
attempted suicides dropped significantly, showing that some people make a
serious enough gesture to attract medical attention, but they are not willing
to risk the ultimate if help is not to hand.
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