Originally posted by Suzianne
I do not mean to pry, but it is almost impossible to discern what was going on without knowing: a) the method of your aunt's suicide, and b) the nature of her relationship with her brother (your father).
The title of this thread is: "Without shedding of blood there is no forgiveness"
The OP Said: "Hebrews 9 22 And according to the Law, one may almost say, all things are cleansed with blood, and without shedding of blood there is no forgiveness"
I said: "My aunt's suicide note included this passage."
The passage is Hebrews 9: 22.
I also said "She was my dad's fraternal twin."
I thought readers would get that her note said: "And according to the Law, one may almost say, all things are cleansed with blood, and without shedding of blood there is no forgiveness"
I thought they would get that her suicide involved blood.
I was wrong in the case of two readers at least.
I was 11. It was a shock. She had visited us when I was little and also we had stayed on her family's farm. She was fun to be with. My dad and his sister got along well. I never hear why she did it or many details, but it involved blood, probably cut wrists, and the lake on her family's farm.
Think of this use of a Bible passage as you will. I would say, understand what the people you care about think the Bible says, and tend to the matter if needed.
I will try to be more clear in the future.