Hospital Reflections, Self Help Books, Reverent Reception, Saying ‘Yes” to the Lord 12.20.19

  • Getting well amidst the chaos of a hospital setting; healing in the spiritual life can be challenging and difficult, too. The Church exists to heal us, especially of mortal wounds/sins; if there’s a little bit of discomfort in self denial, perhaps all the better!
  • How effective are self help books/podcasts? Does psychiatry help depression? If we read scripture and our lives are changed, the Christian message takes root.
  • Small liturgical change inspires more reverent reception of the Holy Eucharist.
  • Reflections from today’s readings. Do we offer our “yes” to the Lord; do we pretend to say “yes” but turn away? God can still use our brokenness and reveal his will.