It is important to list chronologically the suicide cases (with the exception of Abimelech’s armorbearer which was euthanasia- Judges 9:54). The first case of suicide was Samson who killed himself and others (Judges 16:25-30) as an act of revenge for personal pain. He prayed to God, “Lord GOD, remember me and strengthen me only this once, O God, so that with this one act of revenge I may pay back the Philistines for my two eyes” (Judges 16:28). Michael Augustine Bournes shot and killed his wife and their three children on Sunday, June 7, 2015, in the Beaverhead-Deerlodge because he thougth that the society initiated his pain when he was “charged and acquitted of false imprisonment and aggravated assault,” and the wife, Arie Arlynn Lee compounded it by “mocking and riding him all day.” Consequently, he cut off all communications with close relatives and friends and began to live as a recluse. This is the time that the relative and society should show concern to see what wearies him. Someone needs to talk to him about forgiveness and letting bygones be bygones.
St Arrey of Ntenako