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Comforting Words regarding God and Forgiveness

 

To make the last millisecond of a person’s life so supremely important is to misunderstand both the worth of our lives and the forgiveness of God.  Our lives aren’t games of high -stake poker, where one final hand can wipe you out.  God judges our lives in their totality.  If we accept the premise that God’s nature is one of steadfast love and mercy,
then we must say with Barth:             

 

"If there is forgiveness of sins at all, there is surely forgiveness for suicide.”         

                              John Hewitt; After Suicide

 

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 “When I behold any soul in agony, who had thought of Me of me with pleasure, or had performed any works deserving of reward, I appear to that soul at the moment of death, with a countenance so full of love and mercy, that the soul repents from its inmost depths for having offended Me, and that soul is saved by this repentance.”

                                              St. Gertrude: Legatus Divinae Pietatis

 

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God didn’t call your loved one home but he welcomed them with open arms.

                                                                              To a suicide bereaved mother from  Ruth Bell Graham

 

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SUPPORT GROUP MEETINGS

Our Survivor Support Group meetings take place the 1st and 2nd Tuesday of every month.  All are welcome.  There is never a fee.

1st Tuesday, 7pm - 9pm

East Methodist Church

1505 East Monument Street

Colorado Springs, CO 80909

2nd Tuesday, 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Discovery Hall on Peterson AFB
Stewart Ave.

Colorado Springs, CO 80914

CONTACT INFO

LaRita Archibald
719-596-2575
archlj@msn.com

 

Betty Van Thournout
719-229-9657
van_thournout@msn.com

 

Kevin Van Thournout
719-360-5811
van_thournout@msn.com

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