Human Dignity and Care for the whole person involves mental health, along with prayer and spiritual discernment.
Mental health is a key component in a faith journey. Just as Christ ministered to those who struggled and healed them, he was making it known that they are not alone. We too in the CTR Community accompany each other and all who struggle in pain and anxiety, doing what we can to bring peace and solace, encouragement and understanding. In doing so, we live as people of hope.
Jesus practiced what he preached and when overwhelmed in his ministry, he retreated to nature to pray, meditate, and be one with God. At very difficult times he knew the value of leaning on others, gathered close friends and loved ones to him to share the burden, and always practiced gratitude, especially to his heavenly father.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:6-7)
So his fame spread throughout all Syria, and they brought him all the sick, those afflicted with various diseases and pains, those oppressed by demons, epileptics, and paralytics, and he healed them. (Matthew 4:24)
For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control. (2 Timothy 1:7)
Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. (Isaiah 41:10)
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