The most terrible cancers, and difficult to heal are the diseases that prevent us from being witnesses of Christ [Objection Sadness] 20 January 20194 February 2019 isoladipatmos visit the personal blog by Father Ivano - Health Ministry - CANCER MORE TERRIBLE AND ARE DIFFICULT TO CURE DISEASES THAT PREVENT TO BE WITNESSES OF CHRIST [ Objection Sadness ] . It always affects of sad to see Christians, He was always struck. Allo stesso modo mi colpisce vedere sacerdoti e religiosi musoni. This is because it is a blatant contradiction in those who should announce the Easter. When he celebrates Mass, when I drive a prayer, or when you simply walk into a church, mi piace soffermarmi ad osservare le persone. I observe that I too, I need encouragement from those who live a strong faith and have an intimate relationship with God. And while often orsservo, here ... long faces! . AuthorIvano Liguori, Ofm. Capp. . . PDF format Print article . . sad clown … With this new article darò avvio ad un ciclo di riflessioni sulle malattie spirituali più pericolose per la vita di un cristiano. As always I want to quote the Word of God, taking as inspiration a Gospel passage that I've got to also mention other times in my writings on our Patmos Island: . "And here, in that very day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, at about eleven kilometers from Jerusalem, and they are talking with each other about all that had happened. While they are conversing and debating, Jesus himself drew near and went with them. But their eyes were kept from recognizing him " [cf. LC 24,13-16]. . In verse 16 it is evident a certain blindness heart and mind, ciò vuol dire che vi è qualcosa in questi due discepoli che gli impedisce di riconoscere il Signore risorto. There are indeed some soul diseases that separate us from Christ and that prevent us from doing our novelty of the Gospel for this to transform our lives and that of others. È quindi in questi termini che desidero present the first spiritual sickness: the sadness. . It always affects of sad to see Christians, He was always struck. Allo stesso modo mi colpisce vedere sacerdoti e religiosi musoni. This is because it is a blatant contradiction in those who should announce the Easter. When he celebrates Mass, when I drive a prayer, or when you simply walk into a church, mi piace soffermarmi ad osservare le persone. I observe that I too, I need encouragement from those who live a strong faith and have an intimate relationship with God. And while often orsservo, here ... long faces! . sad clown … Let us first understand a thing: qT his kind of sadness is not given by the reverses of life that inevitably we all find support. The sadness of which I speak, It is mixed with resignation, It is a sadness that is often despair, depression, static, docility which - as we want with mystical masks and sliced air holiness - always emerges afloat. . The Christian can only be described if not within the joy, was created for the joy and the same redemption by Christ - albeit accompanied by inevitable tragedy of the Passion - it not ends with Good Friday but with the Sunday of the Resurrection expression of joy that wins over death. The vivid representation of the joy of Christ and the disciples, that the early Christians, It emerges from the Gospel of St. John the Apostle, indicated by the great Fathers of the Church and by the exegetes, also as "The Gospel of joy». . The most credible sign of a Christian It should be just what joy, the intimate joy of living for God and his company; the deep joy of being able to present to the Father every moment of our day and be sure to feel loved, included, forgiven and healed intimately. For this mi often like to quote a passage from the homily for Christmas Pope St. Leo the Great says that: «Riconosci o cristiano la tua dignità». That is, we are called to re-know each other again, to become aware of our identity, realize again who we are as believers. Every Christian life - thus the mine and yours - is life in which Christ lives, opera, AMA, Please, hopes, suffer, He relies on Father. . sad clown … The Christian life is a life of communion where the relationship with Jesus is present: here is my dignity, here is my joy! On the contrary, facendo however room for sadness, I put in the shade the presence of Jesus living in me and I go often with only my strength that I check to be inadequate. In addition to, This attitude of spiritual melancholy is reinforced by statements like: "We are born to suffer !», "I'm not worth anything, What can I ever do any good?», "I have zero, God is everything ", "We are in God's hands, we can not do anything ", "I deserve to suffer because of my sins, Dio giustamente mi punisce». All these ways of thought of “Christians”, pose a serious down payment on the joy that God wants for her children, Christ merited for us with his resurrection and that the Holy Spirit constantly pours into our hearts as a free gift. . This shadowy situation è spesso il risultato derivante dalla nostra bassa autostima spirituale e di una pessima o assente formazione spirituale e catechetica. I'll explain … . … Spiritual self-esteem is the awareness of the value which every person attaches to itself in relation to the person of God, the attitude that everyone is against it as a loved one, accepted and valued by God. This spiritual self-esteem in part depends on us and our experience of God, in parte dipende da coloro che ci hanno educato alla fede affinché potessimo sentirci cristiani amati e degni di valore. Having a low self-esteem is also the spiritual image of God index that we have cultivated. We can perceive God as an accountant, he who marks his notebook our mistakes and flaws ready to make us pay the bill. We can perceive God as the dictator who deprives us of the joy and only asks us to sacrifices, we can get the idea of God as a symbol of efficiency that wants all perfecting without the possibility of making a mistake or show weakness. Or we tested the idea of God as a con man who promises everything and keeps nothing, or the idea of God's vindictive judge who likes to punish and chastise the man to show his strength. . sad clown … All these images of God They are indicative of pathological way in which Christians perceive ourselves and the way we live style of the Gospel within our religious communities. E cOn these assumptions, you create a serious risk of a problematic spiritual self-esteem. . It may happen that as Christians we tend not to look at the positive aspects of our lives, negando o non vedendo il bene che Dio opera in noi. It seems more natural to consider the downsides disconsolate and cry about our miseries. Even some religious education, guided by a false and deviated concept of humility, He has led us to feel guilty every time we talk about our quality and that is beautiful and holy we are living in relationship with God. . The acknowledgment of praise, that is, the manifestation of the nice things – e quindi della gioia – che il Signore compie nella mia vita è indispensabile per far tramontare una volta per tutte la tristezza. That's why during the sacramental confession, even before the prosecution of sins, you need to show to the priest, the joyful reality of which I have to give thanks to God. . The Holy Scripture and the most authentic Christian anthropology They tell us that man is not a being negative, lost and dejected. There is a deep-rooted optimism that sees positively the man and this derives from union with God who gives beauty, comfort, dignità e fa risplendere continuamente il volto del Figlio su ogni realtà creata. Man is created not only in the good and in the infinite love of God, but is structured as actually very good [cf. GN 1,31] and as a positive reality which has its model in Jesus Lord of the world [cf. With the 1,16-17]. Not even the first disobedience [cf. GN 3] He manages to undermine the respect and the love that God feels for man, so as to continue to evaluate its creature with a personal act of love and care. For this reason, the height of the drama of original sin, man receives also the promise of redemption and he is given a new dress that can give him dignity and value [cf. GN 3,15; 21]. . sad clown … In the history of the people of Israel God always helps the man so that nothing detracts from its value, its certainty of being loved. Neither the arrogance of the Pharaoh of Egypt, nor hunger and thirst in the desert, or sickness, l’ostinazione e la mormorazione riescono a convincere Dio a rigettare e disistimare l’uomo creato molto buono. Non sono le cose esterne – buone o cattive – che determinano il nostro valore di cristiani, non è quello che la gente dice di me che mi rende cristiano migliore o peggiore, è il valore che ho per Dio che mi rende amabile. . Sulla scia di questo pensiero, lo psicologo James Bugental afferma che la nostra vera identità non sta all’esterno di noi stessi, non deve essere ricercata nelle conferme esterne, nelle sicurezze esterne. La nostra vera identità, il nostro tesoro lo possiamo trovare scavando nel campo della nostra anima, nell’intimo di noi stessi: luogo in cui Dio prende dimora e si rivela nella gioia. . È in questo sacrario che posso trovare l’immagine originaria che Dio ha pensato per me, la parola originaria che Dio ha pronunciata nel crearmi e che è capace di dare senso e gioia a tutta una vita, anche a quella più rovinata e apparentemente inutile. . [fine della Iª meditation] . Cagliari, 20 January 2019 . . Ridi, pagliaccio ! . . «You will know the truth and the truth will set you free» [GV 8,32], but bring, spread and defend the truth not only of risks but also the costs. 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