Our dear friend, Jackie Parkes has written an account of her struggle with depression and bi-polar disease. Misyon magazine published her story. The following statement impressed me deeply:
"When I was ill I envied the Souls in Purgatory because they knew, though suffering intensely, that they were saved, whereas in the depth of despair and darkness of the depressed person there is no such assurance. I truly panicked that in my despair I had sinned against the Holy Spirit. But it was an 'illness' which made me think that euthanasia was a great idea. I can see clearly why we must fight against the evil of legalized euthanasia because I would have been dead long ago if there had been such in force." - Source
Jackie is on a break from blogging, but she sends along a music video once in awhile. May many prayers and much love surround her; her husband, and her lovely children. I miss her blog.
H/T to Fr. Finigan