There are three ways to committing suicide – taking my own life, letting myself die, and letting myself live without hope. This last form of self destruction is so subtle that it often goes unrecognized and therefore unchallenged. Ordinarily it takes the form of boredom, monotony, drudgery, feeling overcome by the ordinariness of life…..We begin by admitting in the inner sanctum of our hearts that the Christian calling is too demanding, that life in Christ Jesus is too sublime. We settle into a well-worn groove and lose the stuff of Gospel greatness. We become like everyone else, fail ourselves and our community by failing to respond to the living, vibrant, magnificent image of Christ that is within us waiting only to be expressed.
(from The Lion and the Lamb)