Faith. It may be one of the most confusing concepts to wrap our heads around and to make proper use of in our lives.
This has been an exceedingly difficult time for many because of all that has transpired in the past year of 2020. The fearful unknowns, unending what-ifs, sleepless nights, and nervousness from dealing with the pandemic, the lockdowns, economic crisis, mask mandates and the nationwide riots and a contentious election has led many to a sense of hopelessness and despair. Mental health issues have greatly increased as a result, becoming a graver pandemic than any virus out there.
Mercy is the preeminent quality of God. God is mercy. But God is also perfect Justice. We often think of justice as the opposite of mercy, but in reality it’s a critical component of it. Christianity is unique in that God’s mercy is shown through His justice.
When experiencing great loss, struggles and times of uncertainty, it is essential to adhere even more firmly onto our faith by acknowledging the goodness of our Lord. As we approach the celebration of the birth of Christ, I wanted to offer a few reflections on how the feast of Christmas lights the world and our hearts.
Allison Ricciardi, LHMC, discusses “If God had assigned you to write the story of Redemption what would you write?” and she shares her ideas.
“You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink.” I wish I came up with this wonderful saying, but it is an old saying from the days of cowboys (and cowgirls).
There is much at stake in the upcoming election. As Catholics, we have a responsibility to vote and to uphold the Judeo Christian values upon which our nation was founded.
There are a few words I don’t care to hear. “Can’t” is one of them, especially when I hear it from children.
As the world continues in chaos, it’s more important than ever that you think and get back to using common sense.
Therapist Allison Ricciardi shares ways to not only cope, but thrive during these uncertain times.