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Franklin Graham Saddened by Anthony Bourdain's Suicide: How Christians Can Respond

Judy Clair : Jun 11, 2018 : Faith, Family America

"People try to be good, people try religion, people try success—but peace and hope do not come from those things. Religion can't save you—only a relationship with Jesus Christ can give you the hope and purpose that you need in life. If you know the love and hope found in Christ, be sure to share it with others." -Franklin Graham

(France)— [] "Like everyone else," begins Graham's Facebook post, "I was shocked to hear that Anthony Bourdain had committed suicide. Even though I didn't know him personally, it was always fascinating to see where Anthony was and what food he was eating. I think it was so interesting to me because I had been to many of the places featured on his shows. I appreciated his adventurous spirit." (Image: Inline/via Faith, Family, America)

"I think most of us have known someone who committed suicide," continues Graham. "Nearly 800,000 people intentionally take their own lives around the world every year according to the World Health Organization (WHO)—that's one person every 40 seconds. And for each person who is successful in committing suicide, 20 or more attempt it. Suicide is an epidemic we can't deny. The root cause? An overwhelming hopelessness. A feeling that life's just not worth it and the problems are insurmountable"...

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