By Father Joseph Breighner
“It’s hard to look at your son with a bullet hole in his head,” she said through her tears. Her son would have been 24 last month.
Obviously the experts are divided. But the one answer I would offer comes from Dr. Bill Hick, who said that young people – all people – need to know that they matter. We may kill ourselves in many situations, but at the core is that people no longer think that their lives make a difference. We need to believe that every life matters. When we share even our struggles and defeats, we give others courage to move beyond their own struggles and defeats.