Easter gladness every day - A Chrisitan Science Perspective from The Christian Science Monitor

With depression and suicide a growing challenge in today’s world, this contributor shares how ideas that have their basis in the life and teachings of Christ Jesus led her to lasting freedom from suicidal thoughts.

According to the World Health Organization, depression and suicide are major (and growing) problems throughout the world, and particularly in the United States. Many, including myself, yearn to help those who are struggling find peace and, yes, even joy.

This Sunday, people around the world will celebrate Easter, an event that provides a powerful reminder that even in the face of the severest trials, we can find hope and joy. At Easter, Christians remember not only the crucifixion and death of Christ Jesus, but also his resurrection from the darkness of the tomb into the light of life and eventually ascension. I have found that Jesus’ life illustrates a way to be naturally lifted right out of the darkness of depression that doesn’t involve ignoring people’s needs, blaming sufferers, denying the necessity for change, or exercising herculean willpower. Read more on csmonitor.com.

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