Don’t Be Fearful of Your Emotions


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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