As baptized children of God, we are called to be aware of those who may be suffering from depression or suicidal thoughts and not to be judgmental.
Ask how they are doing and listen. Show them the love and compassion of Jesus. Let that love and compassion flow through you. BE Jesus to them. Draw them into community – as strange as that may sound right now. Let them know that they have not been abandoned – that nothing can separate any of us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
In times like these, WE are certain that the Holy Spirit walks along side us. Just as Jesus promised, the Spirit now works in and through us to walk alongside those who are hurting and without hope.
No, we cannot do it on our own. The Holy Spirit is our constant companion, comforter, encourager, helper, teacher and guide so that we may always be ready to share the hope that is within us. Amen.