Why suicide is not the answer

I AM not a stranger to the desire to end one's life. I had to confront it very directly when my son committed suicide—chose what he thought would be oblivion.

Someone thinking of suicide may look at it from the perspective of what he or she has observed about death. The body looks lifeless, without care or feeling or responsibilities. It might appear to be the kind of carefree oblivion he or she is seeking—but this would mean that God, divine Life itself, and all the good Life has to offer can come to an end. And that can't really happen.

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