This article presents the many forms of rejection that Jesus experienced. He knows the hurt is causes us. By talking to him and following his teachings, we can overcome the dark feelings caused by rejection with a better understanding of ourselves and others.
As appalled, and possibly offended, as we are when we hear someone bragging, some knowledge of their insecurities hiding just below the surface may allow us some compassion for the offender.
Our bodies may hurt and we can expect suffering, but we must not let our internal joy be governed by our external circumstances.
“Why did God make me ugly/ gay/ black/ short/ stupid/ fat/ handicapped/ sickly?”
The Parable of the Lily / Spiritual Meditations #self esteem
In small doses, guilt can benefit us. But when it runs free, it can cause havoc.
Are you tempted to criticize your mother-in-law or something more serious? The treatments suggested here by psychologists and mystics can be utilized for your particular temptation while taking into consideration your personality and depth of faith.
Biblical wisdom tells us to celebrate God’s creation and blessings. Science tells us why.
It takes an emotionally strong individual to walk out the door at 5:00, but that individual is or will be the more physically and mentally strong by doing so.