Obstacles to Joy: Fear, Anxiety, Suffering

February 25, 2018
St Jude's Clergy

Joy in the midst of…. Fear, Frustration, Anger

The Second Week in Lent and the Obstacles to Joy

This week of our Lenten journey will be spent focusing on a few of the major obstacles to finding Joy; fear, frustration and anger. We all know these feelings and emotional states all too well. The question that the Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu invite us to explore is what we can do to move beyond those emotions, common as they are, into a deeper and more productive and lasting experience of joy.

The Sermon of Sunday, the Adult Forum as well as the Wednesday noon program and evening soup supper will address this important topic. Join us for some or all of these opportunities. Keep reading and enjoying The Book of Joy,  For this coming week, read pages 101 - 123.

Recommended Reading and Online Resources for Lenten Practices at Home

The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World, by the Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu (which we are using as the basis of our Lenten theme, in sermons, and the content for forums and Wednesday nights)

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