It hurt my heart to learn that Matthew Warren, the son of Pastor Rick Warren, ended his life at age 27.
I didn’t even need to read the story to assume that Matthew’s death was caused by lifelong depression. Too often, suicide is the outcome of this kind of unrelenting pain.
But no one deserves the loss of a child. Pastor Warren probably did his best to help his son hang on. Sometimes your best isn’t enough.
Meanwhile, Matthew’s uncle led a prayer at the Saddleback Church, thanking his god for something or other. As if some god had a secret plan for poor Matthew, and could still be relied upon for anything.
I wish someone had at least made sure that Matthew didn’t have a gun! Is that too much to ask?
I have no one to pray to. I can only mourn the loss of another sweet vulnerable soul who couldn’t stick around. The world needs more of them, not less.