We can understand in part, but Bourdain’s death and Kate Spade’s death brought the parade of televised tributes and eulogies heaping admiration on these celebrities who had taken their own lives.
And now: we have a government report indicating a 30 percent spike in the national suicide rate.
In all this, we hear very little about the immorality of suicide: The deliberate taking of human life.
And: We don’t hear about the studies that show those who do not attend religious services are five times more likely to kill themselves relative to active attendees.
Struggling souls need help, hearing—now more than ever—that life is a gift of God, that life is worth living.
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