There is no pit so deep that God’s love is not deeper still

The above headline is taken from Corrie Bloom a survivor of the Nazi death camps (H/T  Catherine of Sienna Institute)

The New York Times has a powerful story in the Health section.  (H/T Mark Shea Dr. Lineham was institutionalized at the age of 17 for severe mental illness. Now she is a psychiatrist who treats people who suffer as she once did.

So how did she escape the hell that she was trapped in?  It all began with prayer before the Blessed Sacrament. Excerpt:

It was 1967, several years after she left the institute as a desperate 20-year-old whom doctors gave little chance of surviving outside the hospital. Survive she did, barely: there was at least one suicide attempt in Tulsa, when she first arrived home; and another episode after she moved to a Y.M.C.A. in Chicago to start over.

She was hospitalized again and emerged confused, lonely and more committed than ever to her Catholic faith. She moved into another Y, found a job as a clerk in an insurance company, started taking night classes at Loyola University — and prayed, often, at a chapel in the Cenacle Retreat Center.

“One night I was kneeling in there, looking up at the cross, and the whole place became gold — and suddenly I felt something coming toward me,” she said. “It was this shimmering experience, and I just ran back to my room and said, ‘I love myself.’ It was the first time I remember talking to myself in the first person. I felt transformed.”

The high lasted about a year, before the feelings of devastation returned in the wake of a romance that ended. But something was different. She could now weather her emotional storms without cutting or harming herself.  Read more here.

There is no pit so deep that God’s love is not deeper still.

About Susan Kehoe

I am the wife of a Catholic deacon living in Des Moines Iowa. My husband Larry and I have been married 39 years. But the deacon’s wife gig is a new twist. Larry was ordained in August of 2006. We have two children and five grandchildren. The oldest grandchild is ten and the youngest is three. Our daughter and her family live in Ireland, and our son and his family live in Franklin Massachusetts.
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One Response to There is no pit so deep that God’s love is not deeper still

  1. thank you for posting this. I read Corrie Ten Boom’s book as a kid. I just read the article by the doctor quoted in the article.

    It is very hard to convince someone who is suicidal that there is no pit deeper than God’s love. They have already given up. So it is helpful to read about a survivor.

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