My daughter's fiance' had a friend that recently decided to think a problem out to it's conclusion. He put his affairs in order, wrapped his head with several towels and put a gun in his mouth and pulled the trigger.
He was twenty five years old.
I recently heard from my younger sister. She hangs desperately onto her faith in the God as portrayed through modern Christian media. Her recent Face Book post was, "I can't wait to die."
I do not believe that she was trying to convey her desire to see God. I sincerely believe that she is desperately depressed and overwhelmed.
I explained to my daughter and fiance' that their pain brings also a gift; the ability to have greater compassion for those who are suffering. And I believe that. But I have nothing to offer my family and desire nothing from them in return.
I deleted her as a Face Book contact and told her to embrace her friends. I have nothing for her and it is sad.