Wise words from the cult classic, The Princess Bride. Pain bombards us. We in America, who believe living a pain-free life is a unalienable right, struggle with accepting this truth. … Read More Life IS Pain, Highness
Aside from the example of Jesus, the apostle Paul was the master at suffering with grace. In writing to the church in Corinth, he details the horrific circumstances he suffered as the good-will ambassador of Christ. He describes his emotional state as sorrowful; overwhelmingly sad. Yet, and here is the good news for those suffering from depression, he could still be filled with joy! He was always rejoicing! How could depressed (very sad) Paul, rejoice in the midst of his painful experience? … Read More Paul: Depressed, Yet Rejoicing
I’ve been following some blogs on Eckhart Tolle’s A New Earth. After reading Bruce’s post yesterday, he got me thinking about how hopeless the belief in reincarnation is.… Read More Reincarnation: How depressing!
Even in the midst of his personal grief, he made life easier for the people near him. This is the lesson of depressed Jesus. His feeling of sorrow did not negate his behavior, it motivated it.… Read More Jesus: “I’m so depressed, I could die!”
Martha suffered from anxiety, self-pity and wrong priorities.… Read More Martha, Martha, Martha!