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Because Life loves you
Never give up.
A video you can buy on the Internet—with instructions that no one should buy into—pushes a be-your-own-Kevorkian message. It teaches the how-to's of suicide, disseminating this harmful know-how without regard to who's watching. In other words, a depressed teen might follow the techniques as easily as the target audience—the very old and those medically considered terminally ill. Even advocates of assisted suicide call the video irresponsible.
But beyond the irresponsibility, the message itself is wrong—and betrays an ignorance of a better message for all of us, including the elderly and the desperately ill. One that gives new birth to hope and makes hopelessness obsolete. A message that is, in a word, Christ, God's message of His undying love for all of His children.
Christ comes to each of us, no matter how low we have fallen. Christ lifts us up. Christ, the message from God, who is divine Life, says in effect: Life loves you. You are the object of divine Life's deep affection. You are the expression of Life's being. You are the outcome of Life's shining forth its own nature.
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About the author
(Channing Walker is a contributing editor.)
To Our Readers
with contributions from Jane Monday, Russell Scott Whittaker
items of interest
with contributions from Walter Kistler, Bruce Felton, George Gilder
Because Life loves you
By Channing Walker
What I learned from the cows
By Rebecca Harder
Take another look
By Janet Ivcich Hegarty
Is good to be expected?
By Peggy Gordon
A game that made a difference
By Jayne W. Rattman
The night I stopped thinking about suicide
By Chestnut P. Booth
Myrtle Tosh Drake
Race like the wind? Go right ahead
Name removed by request
Christian Science heals severe burn
Marion Jean Froats Byram
Child's earache healed
Barbara Lyman Cruden
Complete healing following a fall
Ann F. Searles Cummings
Prayer heals injured thumb
Government's missteps and right steps — what is our part?
By Alessandra P. Colombini
To the class of 2000: Love is why you're here