THE Revd Rick Warren,
pastor of Saddleback Church in California, returned to the pulpit
on Sunday of last week, 16 weeks after his youngest son, Matthew,
took his own life (News, 12 April).
Mr Warren, the author of
the The Purpose Driven Life, which has sold 32-million
copies, preached from 2 Corinthians 1, in which St Paul speaks of
God "who comforts us in all our troubles".
Mr Warren said that he and his wife Kay planned to launch a
ministry aimed at removing the stigma associated with mental
illness. "If your brain doesn't work right, why should you be
ashamed of that?"
Watch the full sermon here.