39 min

Ep88 Sadness is a Blessing and Superpower Wrestling with God Show

    • Religion & Spirituality

Father Len explains that sadness is our lot in life and how embracing it will bring us wisdom, love, a sense of purpose, and help guide our path to heaven.



Highlights, Ideas, and Wisdom



The pain of sadness wakes you up to be more tender and compassionate.

Sadness is a superpower that can transform you into being more creative.

Depression sucks all the life out of you.

Denying sadness can lead to self-absorption and a toxic life.

Father Len shares the story of how the sadness of prison life became a university for growth for Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn.

Depression makes you listless and less concerned for action and the suffering of other people.

Depression is when you’re alone. Sadness is when you’re with other people.

Those who embrace sadness have a greater sense of purpose in their lives.

American society is obsessed with positivity and always being happy, happy, happy.

Studies have found Americans smile more than any other country, but test out to be more depressed.

Obsession with positive thinking is just a form of denial of sadness.

The more you repress something, the more likely you are to act on it.

America’s obsession with positivity and always having a positive attitude is a form of repression.

Sadness is hard, but it also gives birth to love.

Links to Podcasts from Wrestling with God Productions



Wrestling with God Show: http://WWGShow.com

Life Lessons from Jesus and the Church He Founded: http://LifeLessonsfromJesus.org

A Priest’s Life: https://idahovocations.com/resources/video-podcasts/





Make a financial donation here: https://www.GiveSendGo.com/WWGProductions

We welcome your questions and comments:



Email: irish@wwgproductions.org

Text or voicemail: 208-391-3738

Father Len explains that sadness is our lot in life and how embracing it will bring us wisdom, love, a sense of purpose, and help guide our path to heaven.



Highlights, Ideas, and Wisdom



The pain of sadness wakes you up to be more tender and compassionate.

Sadness is a superpower that can transform you into being more creative.

Depression sucks all the life out of you.

Denying sadness can lead to self-absorption and a toxic life.

Father Len shares the story of how the sadness of prison life became a university for growth for Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn.

Depression makes you listless and less concerned for action and the suffering of other people.

Depression is when you’re alone. Sadness is when you’re with other people.

Those who embrace sadness have a greater sense of purpose in their lives.

American society is obsessed with positivity and always being happy, happy, happy.

Studies have found Americans smile more than any other country, but test out to be more depressed.

Obsession with positive thinking is just a form of denial of sadness.

The more you repress something, the more likely you are to act on it.

America’s obsession with positivity and always having a positive attitude is a form of repression.

Sadness is hard, but it also gives birth to love.

Links to Podcasts from Wrestling with God Productions



Wrestling with God Show: http://WWGShow.com

Life Lessons from Jesus and the Church He Founded: http://LifeLessonsfromJesus.org

A Priest’s Life: https://idahovocations.com/resources/video-podcasts/





Make a financial donation here: https://www.GiveSendGo.com/WWGProductions

We welcome your questions and comments:



Email: irish@wwgproductions.org

Text or voicemail: 208-391-3738

39 min

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