Depression & Opportunity, Happy Accidents, Purpose of Life, Piety not Profits 12.16.19

  • Guest, August Turak: Depression can be an opportunity; the dark night of the soul doesn’t have to be without gain.
  • Tuning in to grace: can accidents be “happy?” God never abandons us; pain and suffering can lead to rebirth. 
  • Vatican invitation: to share the secrets of the Trappist monks. The purpose of life: to become a selfless human being. Eventually you learn that giving is better than receiving. 
  • Secret of the monks’ success: qualitative orientation toward the ‘ora et labora’ equation. You know you can trust the quality; piety not profits. Brother John, A Christmas Story.