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Help Others In Need, Even If It Means Standing Out From The Crowd



It truly shocks me how people either don’t care about others struggling, or they simply are too scared to stand out from the crowd, and some will just laugh instead to make you struggle with life even more.

Today (11th November 2013) a debate about suicide started, because when I was asked about my weekend, I mentioned about how stressful it was due to one my friends trying to commit suicide Saturday night.

One of my “friends”, he said to me that I should just leave people who want to commit suicide, just let her and don’t care and then he said they go to hell anyway so let them.
Words just truly do not describe how raged I got at him for that.
How does he expect to be a Muslim with that attitude?As a Christian, as a Muslim, as a Jew, or whatever, your job is to share the love of God, help others in need, show them a better way. That’s why I do what I do trying to prevent suicides.One of the other guys in the class, he debated about why does he think we go to hell when we commit suicide?
Ok yes, I believe that about suicide, because these verses on their own support that statement:
Thou shalt not kill.
- Deuteronomy 5:17, Exodus 20:13, Matthew 5:21 & Romans 13:9 (KJV)
Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat. Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
- Mathew 7:13-14 (KJV)
Although I could of said a lot in that debate, I really didn’t want to because I knew where it would lead and I didn’t want to be part of it, because I was already annoyed as it was.
But seriously, if you are going to dare say something like that when others are going to go against you for that, be prepared with things to support your argument. Don’t just keep saying “because it is” when you’re asked why you think that.

Then in the 3rd lesson, I got laughed at by some of the others because of my wrist which isn’t that pretty at the moment and how I was sitting I accidentally had it in plain sight.
That really shocked me, as one of them is a Christian, and another is a Muslim too. But I guess that’s why I feared them finding out. Why can’t people stand out from the crowd and spread kindness and love to others rather than do the plain opposite?
I certainly did on the bus at lunch today.

I got on and stood where I normally stand on the buses and this Muslim mother opposite, tears in her eyes, so just before I got off I tapped her on the shoulder and said “excuse me, you look upset, cheer up because life’s full of things to be happy about”. She was startled but then smiled when she realised what I said.

Did it take much for me to do that?
No
Did I think twice about doing that?
No
Did it mean a lot doing that?
Well yes because especially in a busy place when everyone can see you’re upset but don’t care or are too afraid to stand out from the crowd, when a stranger does come over to show they care by saying something small but meaningful, that’s gotta mean ever so much.

It certainly did when those two homeless guys came to cheer me up at the end of August who I’m good friends with now.
I do not know what she was upset about, and really if I were going to ask that often is just being too personal. But it could be just because it’s Remembrance Day today so she was thinking about someone close who was/is in the war fighting for the country. But then how do you know that she weren’t thinking of taking a bullet to her head when she gets home? You just don’t know, not even when they are part of a religion like she was.

A simple act of kindness like that could make someone decide not to kill themselves. You simply don’t realise how much simply showing love to those around you (strangers or friends or family or what ever) can change a life).

Wouldn’t you prefer do that rather than not caring?
I know I would because at the end of the day, what means more? Knowing you’ve made somebody smile today or caring about yourself?

I’d rather feel proud for making a smile, rather than feel guilt for not doing anything.
It’s time we all realise that.

Help others in need, we are all brothers and sisters, we all are one, we all are the children of God, we all were made in his image. We are all beautiful and we all should “Love Thy Neighbour”.

So stop hating today!!
Stop being scared of standing out of the crowd today!!
Make a difference today!!
Don’t say tomorrow because there may never be a tomorrow!!



Need to talk to someone?

In the UK, Samaritans can be contacted on
"116 123"
In Australia, Lifeline can be contacted on
"13 11 14"
In New Zealand, Lifeline can be contacted on
"0508 828 865"
In the US, the suicide prevention lifeline is
"1-800-273-8255"
In Canada, the suicide prevention lifeline is
"1-833-456-4566"
Other international helplines can be found at befrienders.org.


Date Published: 11th November 2013
Posted in: Christianity, Judging, Suicide,
Remembrance-Day

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