Religion Insights columnist for The Herald-Palladium

‘Hey Pastor, I just want to let you know that my kid’s cousin just died by suicide yesterday.”

Every instance of suicide is sad but this one hit harder because I knew her. I knew her family. I knew some of her struggles. She had attempted a few times but this time it was successful. I was not the pastor who counseled her so I didn’t know all of the darkness of her travels that led to her tragic decision.

Today's Insights was written by the Rev. Joshua Bishop, pastor at Grace Lutheran Church in St. Joseph. Insights is written by area clergy every weekend to give different viewpoints on a variety of topics.