New Occasional Feature: Bible Passages I Read When I’m Chasing a Mood Lift

September 21, 2009 at 3:44 am | Posted in Book Reviews, Dealing with Depression, Spirituality and Religion, Wellness | Leave a comment

…So skip this one if you get hives at the very suggestion of brief Biblical passages.

Romans 5:3-4: “we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.”

I’ve always loved this quote, even before I became a devoted Episcopalian, because there’s nothing mystical about the process described. While I’m not sure that I rejoice in my suffering, I certainly try to understand that I derive some benefit from it.

More on that in the next post, which will consider that eternal question: would I rather be bipolar or “normal”?


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