Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Hope for Life

a Biblical thought...
But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep. For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead comes also through a man. For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive. (1 Corinthians 15:20-22)

a Book thought...
Leaders rely on their relational skills, not positional ranks, as today people respond better to emotional rather than rational appeals. (p167)
a Dave thought...
Wilma Gallet on Saturday night in Healesville reminded us all about the injustice that happens around us everyday. She asked us to no longer sit around idly and just observe the sad things that happen but rather be willing as Salvos to respond practically. Wilma went on to tell us that in 1907 the first Suicide Prevention Bureau was set up by William Booth in London and quickly expanded to many cities around the world. Suicide is still common today with a million people a year choosing to end their lives, tragically through a sense of hopelessness. That is one person every 40 seconds. In Australia alone 1880 people took their lives in 2007, more than the national road toll.

As people involved in caring for others at crucial times, we share in the experience of grief and loss. Salvation Army Officers, counsellors and Chaplains provide words of comfort on a daily basis, support and encouragement to people whose lives have been devastated by the loss of a loved one. Information and training programs are available through Hope for Life and are designed to help you to know how to respond to people who may be at risk of suicide and those who have been bereaved by suicide. http://salvos.org.au/suicideprevention/

Just a thought.

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