The Inner Life – June 07, 2024 – Gratitude

Father Fr. Ramil Fajardo joins guest host Brooke to discuss Gratitude

  • (4:41) What is gratitude?
  • Javier – wondering why he feels sadness with gratitude.

(18:29) Break 1

  • (21:23) What is the connection between Gratitude and Generosity?
  • (26:04) Mary – comment – easy to be thankful when things going well, but even when they’ re not, you still need to be thankful to God.
  • Jackie – one of the exercises she’s learned…come up with three things at the end of the day that you’re grateful for, and then your brain no longer has any bandwidth to focus on negative.
  • Email from Ellen who is thankful for even her enemies
  • 11:44 Mary Lou – practitioner of gratitude. Write down 5 things daily. She’s in the practice of writing it down. Been doing it for 25 years. Has influenced her joy.

(41:46) Break 2

Gratitude and the Sacred Heart of Jesus

  • (47:13) The heart as a doorway.
Patrick Conley was born, raised, and baptized in Wisconsin in a Protestant tradition. After meeting his wife, Kendra, through an Evangelical ministry at the University of Minnesota, they entered the Catholic Church in 2010. They listened to Relevant Radio, specifically The Inner Life, while preparing to enter the Church. Conley now holds a degree in theology from Oxford University and has served the Church in both academic theology and grassroots pastoral ministry. Conley teaches religion classes in a Catholic elementary school, serves as his parish Director of Religious Education, and is in formation for the permanent diaconate. He also hosts Practicing Catholic on Relevant Radio, exclusive to the Minneapolis area’s airwaves, and is a traveling presenter for the Catherine of Siena Institute apostolate. He lives in rural Wisconsin with his wife and their bulldogs, Georgie and Bingley.