This week on the Illumined is an interview with my old bishop, His Grace JOSEPH. They’re talking about why the Church provides us with Great Lent, and what this means for us on a personal level.
“Depression is a form of laziness because it is a realization of one’s powerlessness without turning to God. People who surpress their passions and negative experiences end up exploding with repressed sins; just read the newspaper if you want examples… in order to heal we have to go through laziness and powerlessness and depression and feelings of defeat in our lives, and finally God with give us the strength to get up again.”
“The eslavement in Christ is our freedom.”
I would be interested to hear if people thought that his explanation of salvation towards the end of the broadcast satisfies the Protestant anxiety that Kevin expressed.