As you can tell at times I like to watch some ‘fluff’ shows. It helps me relax, and YES giggle at times. I was flipping around on the television, and caught a small segment of this show. She was speaking to a young girl who had lost her grandmother, and the grandchild was falling deeper into the pit of depression to the point of attempted suicide.You can’t have faith and fear, because they don’t go together! You have to release the fear and embrace the faith! – Long Island Medium
Anyway, this child was told to go back to her faith. She couldn’t live with fear and faith at the same time. The fear was overwhelming her life, and was taking up to much space in her head and in her heart. She needed to embrace some changes so she could live the life that her grandmother wanted for her. She told her to go back to her faith, because during this period of her she had left that behind.
I think we all realize there is so much MORE work to do with this child besides the simplistic advice she was given. Its good advice, but she may need counseling, etc. as well. I remember a time when most people just realized this, and it didn’t need to be discussed. You didn’t have to touch on all the bases, because they were just a given.
Today you have to be careful, because people will wish to add and subtract to what you are saying just because it seems they don’t like the discussion to begin with. I’m sure we all do it in some fashion, but today it seems so over the top.
Its almost as if we live with fear constantly, and different viewpoints are looked upon with fear.
When I saw some reactions to Rachel Held Evan’s new book about ‘biblical womanhood’ I saw some faith circles that need to let go of the fear, and embrace the faith! They seem so afraid of questions, and people that find doing life a bit different than what they had in mind is a threat.
They remind me of politics and the media twisting and turning facts to encourage viewers/supporters to think as they do, and those that can’t? WHOOP up your base with all kinds of strange ways of looking at things, and YES its even okay to be downright dishonest about it – to attack the opponent.