Be with the Word

Dr. Gerry and Dr. Peter encourage us to let go of the bright, shiny objects in our lives. They also discuss the fact that people who believe they can change do.

Show Notes

Overall Takeaways

Dr. Gerry: People who believe they can change will change.
Dr. Peter: Let go of those bright, shiny objects in your life.

Key Verses from Sunday Mass Readings

“Come, let us climb the LORD's mountain,
to the house of the God of Jacob,
that he may instruct us in his ways.”

“It is the hour now for you to awake from sleep ....
Let us then throw off the works of darkness
and put on the armor of light.”

“Therefore, stay awake!”

Where Catholicism Meets Psychology
  •  Readings call us to grow closer to God this Advent.
  • Part of God’s instruction is a better understanding of the human person.
  • We need to let go of our psychological baggage before we can climb the mountain.

Action Items

Pray and reflect about your attachments.
Write down what weighs you down and keeps you from climbing God’s mountain.

Do a cost/benefit analysis. What will happen if I change? What will happen if I don’t change?

Think about what your attachment represents and what need it fulfills.

Select a healthier, holier way to fulfill that need.

What is Be with the Word?

“Be With The Word” is a weekly podcast from Souls and Hearts with Dr. Gerry Crete, marriage and family therapist. The hosts delve into human and psychological issues that surface in the upcoming Sunday Mass readings.