#Suicide Surge Has Small Alabama Town And County Talking #ALpolitics
Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Monday, February 20, 2017
With 7 suicides in less than two full months this year (2017), the rate is almost half what it was all last year (2016) – 15.
Unfortunately however, it seems for the greatest part, that’s all they’re doing… talking.
It’s the NIMBY problem in full bloom.
But as Christians, we are called to “bear one another’s burdens and so fulfill the law of Christ.”
When we not only pretend that these, or other human problems – including healthcare – don’t exist, or ignore any potential discussion or solution, we also deny Christ, who said “as you have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, you have done it unto me.”
If we who name Christ are to truly follow His ways, it means much more than merely saying “I believe” to the preacher, or some passerby. It means putting the rubber to the road and actually doing the hard work of loving your enemy, doing good to those who hate you, going the extra mile when compelled to go one, giving your cloak when asked for your shirt, caring for the widow, the orphan, the stranger among you, and the least of these my brethren.
Yes, it’s difficult work.
But only a coward or infidel would shy away from obeying the Master’s instructions to “love one another as I have loved you.”