Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Can someone be so happy that they give up their life ?

We have lived a full life...Now we choose to end it !!

October 3, 2011, in GOA, Anand, (39) and Deepa (36), IT professionals, hanged themselves in their fourth-floor apartment.  A young couple successful in their Love and jobs and leading a happy & luxurious life suddenly ended their lives. All the people at the apartment surprised and are curious about why it happened for such a beautiful couple.

                        A couple of days before their suicide, they spent huge money to enjoy the life to the core in a way the like. They paid Rs.8. lakh hotel bill from Taj Vivanta in Panaji. They used to throw all the novels they read and DVDs they see for the first use itself. All branded, folded clothes used to appear in their dustbin. That’s how they were living from past 4 years.

             Neighbors thought that “Their house was slowly getting empty” but later it is known that their hearts were getting empty and emptied that they end their lives.

In the room, they hanged police found, a dresser, an LCD TV, two laptops, an iPod, a half-finished bottle of Teachers whiskey, two glasses, and an overflowing ashtray and a suicide letter.

The letter narrates the reason for the mystic and sudden death:

“We have lived a very eventful and happy life together,” they had written. “We’ve traveled the world, lived in different countries, made more money than we ever thought possible, and enjoyed spending as much of it as we could on things that brought us joy and satisfaction. We believe in the philosophy that our life belongs to us and only us, and we have the right to choose to die as much as we have the right to live. We leave behind no debts or liabilities.”

They ended their lives thinking that there is no purpose in living. They thought life was all about money, sex, and enjoyment in all possible ways. But is it the Life all about? Do they have freedom to kill themselves? Is there something to live?

In this context, I remind the famous quote by Blaise Pascal, Pensées

“There is a God shaped vacuum in the heart of every man which cannot be filled by any created thing, but only by God, the Creator, made known through Jesus.”

Yes, above couple are clear examples for the above statement. They tried to fill their heart with all available luxuries in this world. Finally, they felt emptied and hanged themselves finding no reason to live.

That is why Jesus Christ promised his life and peace to all those who believes him.

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid" (John 14:27).

“………I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full” (John 10:10).

World cannot give the peace and life that Jesus gives how many ways you try. As the world shows many reasons to die, Jesus alone can show a reason to live and gives the Life abundantly and makes the life meaningful. Jesus has to die on the cross that we may live. How foolish are people to suicide when something great is prepared and promised for them? One has to look at Jesus to understand this life and its value.

Dear Friend, are you frustrated in life? Not finding the life good? Are the problems and people around you mess up your life and made it bitter? You are also thinking to end your life? Then it is the correct time for you to try Jesus.

What stops you not to have Jesus in your life to enjoy the real essence of life?

Try Jesus!

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