Don’t Be Fearful of Your Emotions

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James Parker explains the importance of our feelings, and how we can give Jesus these emotions. James also discusses our continual battle with three types of sin.

Content advisory: This talk contains sexual references, and references to self-harm.

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In this podcast:
  • 0:22: God is at work in Australia.
  • 3:33: God wants our heart, so we need to know our own hearts. We need to be real about our feelings.
  • 8:20: We can come before Jesus with our feelings. There are “redeemed” and “unredeemed” feelings.
  • 12:10: Attention: The experience of a gaze is integral, especially the gaze of God.
  • 15:01: Affirmation: Jesus was affirmed by the Father at two key events in His life – His Baptism and His Transfiguration. We too need to affirm one another.
  • 17:39: Affection: The importance of touch.
  • 20:05 Our battle with three intertwined strands of sin: original, ancestral and social.
    • 24:11: Ancestral sin – Reoccurring sin in families.
    • 28:03: Social or cultural sin – Problems arising since “the Enlightenment”.
  • 46:42: “Don’t be fearful of your emotions.”

The Immaculata Mission School 2017 was hosted by the Immaculata Community at the Launceston Church Grammar School in Tasmania.

Music Credit: At the Foot of the Cross – Fr Rob Galea

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