Religion: Suicides Anonymous

The small, grey-haired man stood on the Thames embankment and stared down at the sliding water, while the city whined and rumbled around him. He had failed at a good job, felt that his whole life was destroyed. While trying to work up the courage to jump, he walked on. Suddenly, he saw the words SALVATION ARMY painted over a doorway. Two minutes later he was sitting in a tiny office talking to a silver-haired Salvation Army brigadier named Herbert Langdon, who seemed to understand just how he felt. They talked for three hours, and that night the would-be suicide slept...

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