Depression and the Christian passion, psychologically speaking

“The Christian passion psychologically: Voluntary acceptance of suffering produces a transformation… sufficiently powerful to transcend tragedy and to keep malevolence at bay.”

Don’t know what to say? Humanity is evil?

Hopelessness, powerlessness, God, and shame. Repressing our evil potential co-represses celebrating our goodness. Suffering is our fate, and why the Redeemer came. Psychology yaps out both sides of its mouth, so I prefer a Polish poet.

My love letter to you

If you fail at raising me out of my sadness, then you too will be sad. That will make me sadder. I choose and own my sadness right now because I believe it is where I am supposed to be, to be true to my Self. It is not despair. It is widening, not deepening.