My heart hurts right now. Also, I’ve got some snotty tissues.
I just finished 13 Reasons Why on Netflix. Having read the book 5 years ago, to now seeing it be played on the screen seriously brings it to life. (And if you know me, usually movies let me down so much from the book, but not this.)
This series is about a girl named Hannah who gives 13 reasons as to why she committed suicide. With each of these reasons being about a specific person. The tapes are passed along to each person so they understand what went on through Hannah’s perspective.
Suicide happens. And I think it’s easy to not understand it. We also don’t want to understand or know why. And I think if we are being honest with ourselves, sometimes we want to forget because that’s easier.
We want to forget problems. But don’t we all have problems? Don’t we all have issues? Don’t we all say things that later on we wish we didn’t. These things happen.
And don’t we miss out on the opportunities to even compliment, or just send a smile towards someones way to make them feel important and loved?
I’ll never know what really you’re dealing with, what you see from your eyes, or the memories your head holds. And that’s okay, but I also need to make sure you’re okay. Be there. At least no matter what be there instead of turning away.
We all have got to love eachother, care for one another, and build eachother up. Not only optimistically, but in Christ. (Ephesians 4:29 & 1 Thessalonians 5:11)
Christ is our lifeline.
And though this show doesn’t necessarily have appropriate content, it’s real content. These things happen. And I think it’s great to open our eyes to see what we are/can be missing when we just choose to ignore others because we have our own problems, our own things to do with “no time to fill” with anyone else’s.
It’s time that we stop wearing our shades to avoid eye contact. Let’s open our eyes. It’s easy to put on a smile and say we are fine, but are we? Are they?
Let’s love one another because Christ loved us first. (1 John 4:13) Love everyone as we love ourselves. (Leviticus 19:18, 1 John 4:11, & Mark 12:31)
No it’s not easy, and I’m not saying that life doesn’t get us down but if we love one another, Christ then lives in us and is through His love we are made complete, not through someone else. (1 John 4:12)
So that’s what our heart also has to find. Find Christ, and love all. And through that, this is an easy step to let your light shine to others. (Matthew 5:14-16)
So open your eyes to others, your fellow brothers and sisters in Christ and build them up.