Spiritual Smoothie: What’s The Difference Between Sadness and Unhealthy Discouragement?

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We know that it’s not healthy to be discouraged, but is there a time when sadness is appropriate? How can we recognize the weakness and evil in the world, but not give into feelings that result in what Fr. Bartunek calls “spiritual poison”–giving up and giving in?

Did you enjoy this Spiritual Smoothie? The video content was originally produced for our Retreat Guide: A Cure For Discouragement: A Retreat Guide For Easter. Access the full Retreat Guide to delve deeper here.

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A Cure for Discouragement: A Retreat Guide for Easter

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In Christ,


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