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A man was just ready to jump off a bridge into a river, when a policeman rushed up to him and said, "No! No! Please don't do that!Why should a young man like you, who has hardly started to live, jump into the river?"
"Listen to me, please! If you jump into the river, I'll have to jump in after you in order to save you. Try to understand that the water is ice cold and I have just gotten over a bout of double pneumonia. Do you know what that means? That means I will die. I have a wife and four children. Do you want to have that in your conscience? No. Naturally not. So listen to me. Be reasonable. Repent and God will forgive you. Go back home, where you are all alone and undisturbed.... and there you can hang yourself, if you insist on ending your life." by Anthony de Mello
This story is a good eye-opener for me and I don't know the impact this anecdote will give you.