World Suicide Prevention Day

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For what it may be worth to you – I am a Journal listed CS practitioner, When my son, my only child, came out as gay a number of years ago, I did not ask God to change him; I asked God to change me-to open my eyes and heart wide enough to not lose sight of all that really matters and to all that is real and true about my son as His whole and holy ideal. So I have always been free to happily love my son with all my heart, And he loves me, too.

-Barbara,  AZ

From christianscience.com – Church Alive Blog

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5 thoughts on “World Suicide Prevention Day

  1. Jay Deputy

    Barbara…This is the CORRECT way of seeing things…I’m pleased to learn this demonstration was whole and complete for you and your son.

  2. anonymous

    I will always remember Virginia Harrs’s comments on “CNN Larry King Live” that ones sexuality is NOT for the Church to decide as they are individual decisions.

    If the current BOD would just say that they would be light years ahead of where they are now.

    We are all God’s children and loved unconditionally.

  3. Tom Taffel

    Dear Barbara,

    As the son of a listed Christian Science Practitioner for most of my adult life, I wish to thank you for your gracious and thoughtful declaration of unconditional love. Your son is blessed to have such a loving, receptive and non-judgmental mother.

    My coming out as a young student of Christian Science, while in Junior High School, was difficult and almost fatal. I was “outted” and blackmailed in the seventh grade. I remember with such clarity my parents’ practitioner, (also a C.S.B. and C.S. lecturer), stating that “This sort of thing happens in the best of families.” Little did she realize that I was teetering on the brink of suicide, just barely clinging to life, and yet, that was the most loving thing she could say.

    As a student in the Christian Science Sunday School, the statement that sustained me and truly saved my life was Mrs. Eddy’s statement which gave me hope: “Every trial of our faith in God makes us stronger. The more difficult seems the material condition to be overcome by Spirit, the stronger should be our faith and the purer our love.” S&H 410

    Thank you Barbara for sharing the healing power of a mother’s love. The world is in great need of you and your healing thought.

    Blessings,

    Tom Taffel
    San Francisco, California

  4. Rob Scott

    I lost my mother’s love and am lucky to be alive today.

    I am glad I failed.

    Perhaps, Barbara’s comment will save a life.

    Truth, Wisdom, Love and Sincerity, to ALL mankind.

    Rob Scott
    Chicago, IL

  5. TallDaddy Dell

    THANKYOU DEAR BARBARA FOR TELLING US ABOUT YOUR SON AND YOUR LOVING RESPONSE! iT WOULD HAVE MADE ME VERY HAPPY TO HAVE HAD MY OWN LATE MOTHER’S RESPONSE TO ME ABOUT BEING “GAY”, BUT SHE COULD NOT AND WOULD NOT EVAN DISCUSS IT. SHE VEHEMENTLY SAID THAT SHE DID NOT UNDERSTAND IT AND DID NOT WANT TO DISCUSS IT! BUT SHE DID NOT STOP LOVING ME AND SHE DID NOT TELL ME TO GET OUT OF HER HOUSE. WE SIMPLY DIDN’T TALK ABOUT IT AND WENT ON WITH OUR LIVES. IT IS DIFFICULT FOR ME TO UNDERSTAND HOW ANY PARENT CAN JUST STOP CARING FOR THEIR SON OR DAUGHTER BECAUSE THEY FIND OUT THAT THEY’RE GAY. THEY OBVIOUSLY CARE FAR MORE FOR “THEIR IMAGE” IN THE CHURCH OR COMMUNITY THAN THEY DO FOR THEIR CHILD. DOES GOD, OUR REAL FATHER/MOTHER SUDDENLY SAY “I DON’T LIKE YOUR IMAGE ANYMORE…SO GET OFF MY UNIVERSE!!!’ HA! UNFORTUNATELY, TOO MANY PEOPLE,ESPECIALLY OUR YOUNGER YOUNGS, ARE THINKING OF TRYING TO DO JUST THAT!! THIS BEING “SUICIDE PREVENTION” WEEK IS A GOOD TIME TO GIVE AS MUCH LOVING SUPPORT AS WE CAN MENTALLY.SPIRITUALLY AND ACTUALLY WHEREVER WE CAN.FOR THOSE SONS AND DAUGHTERS FEELING SO LOST AND REJECTED WE SEND OUR LOVE. THANKS AGAIN BARBARA, FOR SHARING YOUR UNDERSTANDING AND CARING FOR YOUR SON REGARDLESS OF ANY SO CALLED IDENTITY. MAY OTHER PRACTIONERS AND CHURCH LEADERS WHO STILL FAVOR THE REJECTION MODE TAKE NOTE!!!…..MUCH LOVE TO ALL FROM TALL DADDY DELL.

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