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"But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander." ~ 1 Peter 3:15-16
Just received news from Xiao Juan that one of the patients in the the hospital escaped and committed suicide by jumping down from a flat. Xiao Juan was telling me how she felt that the patient was void of love and being loved, which pushed him to the corner over the edge. Indeed, how fragile life is, one moment we live and the next we die. We are just like grass, wither and die. This incident also remind us about how desperate the world is in need of love! How often do we look at the people around us in love? How often have we felt loved? Where is love in this fallen world? None! People in their seeking of a living, have forgotten altogether what love is about. Where is love when we seek it? In our mothers? In our fathers? Or in our spouses? Yes, they do have love in them, but they are merely poor reflection of the one true love. In this broken world where we hardly see love, this hunger and thirst for love only hinted to us that there is one true love which could satisfy us. And this Living Love spoke, " I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst." In Him, we should be satisfied with all that we long for, for God is love. Next time when we talk to someone or perform our routine duties, may we pause and slow down our pace, say a prayer and show loving kindness to the people around us. If you feel that death is the only way out to life's suffering, know that there is always a way up. God has always been calling everyone of us heavenward, will you accept His love displayed on the cross?

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

apparently.. the newspapers which mentioned abt the suicide incident... explained another version of the story.. nth was mentioned abt being void of love or sth.. it was more of a din wanna be a burden to the family kind of thing...

strange..

- miss pot

Elvin said...

Strange? Xiao Juan mentioned that also... Well, guess the media can never capture such things. Somemore, the family wouldn't allow such matters, which would taint the family's name, to be published especially if it is a fact.