'Life needs you'

“Dark thoughts aren’t your thoughts, and they can’t separate you from God.”

If I had to sum up the message of this issue’s cover section, that’s what I’d say. Thoughts of suicide can seem so reasonable—but they’re always a counterfeit, never our own thinking. Maybe you’ve struggled with these thoughts yourself, or know someone who has talked about committing suicide, or are simply interested in praying about the issue. In any case, it’s so comforting to recognize that God made each of us to express qualities like life, vitality, and peace. Michael Pabst puts it simply in this week’s cover story: “Life [a synonym for God] needs you. ... That’s what gives you existence. It’s your effortless being, your natural identity, to manifest Life’s love” (p. 4).

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