'Let us not be turned from prayer because of dearth of feeling,
or even because the mind is weighed down by discouragement
and distressed by the thought of utter unworthiness.
This mental gloom will pass.
It is something over which we hold no control;
the less attention we give it the better.'
(from In Love with the Divine Outcast, by a Religious, Pellegrini, Australia, 1934, p. 123)
Painting: Edmund Charles Tarbell, Across the Room, 1899, in US public domain due to age (PD-US)
Thanks. I needed that today!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Patti. And I'm so glad you stopped by - I love your blog!Delete
Such excellent encouragement. Thank you.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Hope :)Delete
True, and good advice.ReplyDelete
However, as someone who went through several decades of undiagnosed major depression: sometimes medical intervention makes sense.
In this context, depression isn't having a bad day, or feeling down. It's a neurochemical glitch which is, today, treatable. I'd prefer having perfect health: but the serotonin uptake inhibitors have fewer side-effects than the 12-plus cups of ultra-strong coffee it used to take to get me marginally functional.
Oh, absolutely. Thanks for pointing that out.Delete
This is a lovely encouragement.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Lora!Delete
A good reminder. I need to memorize this...and put it into practice!ReplyDelete
Me too, oh indeed.Delete