Friday 27 April 2018

Seeking answer I will never find

Madam -- In reply to "Refusal to condemn suicide is no help to anyone at all", by Eilis O'Hanlon (Sunday Independent, February 5, 2012).

A lack of understanding and ignorance about suicide can in so many ways hurt people so very deeply. Eilis said quite blatantly that the violence of their final act cancels out the warmth of memory.

My 13-year-old daughter committed suicide. I do not know why. However, like any Christian parent I was worried for her spiritual welfare. I asked myself the question: does this put her under the judgement pronounced on Judas Iscariot, "Better to not have been born"?

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