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Parables and Positive Psychology 09/23/20 – Positively Psychological


“Jesus summoned the Twelve and gave them power and authority
over all demons and to cure diseases,
and sent them to proclaim the Kingdom of God
and to heal the sick.
He said to them: ‘Take nothing for the trip,
no cane, no bag, no food, no money,
and let no one take a second robe.
Whichever house you enter, stay there and get out of there.
And as for those who do not welcome you,
when you leave that town,
shake the dust off your feet as a testimony against them.
Then they set out and went from town to town
proclaiming the Good News and curing diseases everywhere ”. (Luke 9: 1-6)

Rather than provide my own summaries, I will now post the readings on which I base my posts. After reflection, I realized that the word of God should not be changed. Only then must I show how positive psychology works can be complementary to these teachings, but are not intended to add to or subtract from them.

So, as usual, the strengths and virtues of character backed by scientific research can be found in today’s reading. The first part that I refer to is the beginning, where Jesus preaches healing. The apostles, as well as those baptized into Christ, are given the authority to spread the same teachings capable of healing people of various ailments and conditions. In the face of adversity, the apostles of Christ must display the virtue of Value, which will require courage Y persistence to boldly proclaim the word of God to others.

My attention is also captured when Jesus commands them to live simply and essentially take with them nothing but this revealed word of God. Therefore, the virtues of Justice Y moderation it occurs to me. For the first, teamwork It is vitally important for these apostles to live on scarce resources, with Christ serving as the Leader and everyone else who plays their part in building the Church. For later, a formidable display of moderation is also useful for followers of Christ, along with the prudence to consider the future. However, to be disciples and / or apostles of Christ, these are virtues and strengths of character that will serve us well.

So let’s act on what Christ reveals to us today in the Gospel. We have been given the authority to heal people just as Jesus did in his life here on Earth. We may even be called to put aside the physical materials in this world that make us feel comfortable to carry out this fundamental mission of Christ, which is to spread the word of God. Thank you all for taking the time to read these reflections today, and feel free to add your own as well. As always, I hope you are doing well and God bless you.

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