In the winter of 1980 my younger brother committed suicide

In the winter of 1980 my younger brother committed suicide. This was a total shock to my parents and me. The four of us had always been a close family. While we had all known that my brother was going through a very hard time and we had been deeply concerned about the depth of his despair, we had mistakenly assumed that a person as surrounded by the love of family and friends as he was couldn't possibly commit such an act.

Within an hour of my receiving this news, I called a Christian Science practitioner. I will never forget his immediate and powerful words on the telephone. He kindly but firmly helped me recognize that my brother was at one with his Father-Mother God, just as he had always been.

October 19, 1987
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