The suicides committed recently by celebrities gives us a glance into the state of our culture. Dozens of veterans, teens and regular people take their own lives every day. While many suffer from clinical depression, others simply lose their appetite for life and find themselves in the depths of despair, silently crying out for love and affirmation.
“In today’s Gospel (Mt 5:13-16), you remind me, O Lord, that we should be salt and light for others, adding flavor to their lives, and shining Your light of hope so that they may realize the joy in Your love. Amen”
(Salt and Light was first published on the blog Reflections of a Lay Catholic)
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Judy Orourke said:
Well, when I went to the hospital for a simple procedure, one of the questions that they now have to ask is ‘have I had suicidal thoughts?’ That’s a tough question. I weighed in patience to meet my Lord but it is his time not mine. Try explaining that to someone who just wants a yes or no answer! I wait with the patience of Anna and Simeon to see my God and my love ones again.
Jerry Robinson said:
Judy, thanks for commenting. Hmm, I’ve not been asked that question before. I can see their double take when you answered them. In many ways, it’s no fun getting older, is it? I’m learning a new level of humility with each passing month it seems. God bless you my friend!