31 October 2010

What ails ya? (A Request for Help)

Ideas for a third book have been bouncing around in my spacious head for some time.  One idea in particular has struck me as both useful and fun to do.

But I need your help. . .

In the combox, using a word or two, list off what it is that makes you spiritually uneasy, or gives you trouble in your life with Christ.

For example: anxiety, disbelief, grief, and timidity. 

I can come up with all sorts of things, but the book will be more useful if there's input from y'all!

Mille grazie. . .

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23 comments:

  1. Anonymous4:48 AM

    anxiety, pride, spiritual dryness

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  2. procrastination, laziness.

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  3. Anonymous8:49 AM

    fear of suffering

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  4. Anonymous12:57 PM

    impure, lustful thoughts

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  5. Anonymous1:33 PM

    Fear, shame

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  6. Maria2:16 PM

    Anger, Pride

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  7. I am spiritually uneasy when I know that Christ is calling me to more, but I resist.

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  8. Anonymous2:54 PM

    lukewarmness

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  9. Anonymous2:57 PM

    Feeling uncertain that a project or work that you want to do, and that you have the God-given talent to do, and that other people have told you is a really great idea, is REALLY what God wants you to do.

    And, if that is true, not being able to tell what the other path is that God wants you to take.

    Sorry for the wordiness, but I couldn't get it any more compact.

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  10. to be honest, its loneliness. also dryness.

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  11. Anxiety (I have anxiety disorder) and, probably related, frustration frequently resulting in acedia.

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  12. Anonymous11:22 PM

    Doubt

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  13. Probably a variation of Ruth Ann's one, but here it goes:

    Awareness of the (sometimes huge) gap between what I am and what my Catholic faith compels me to be.

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  14. templariidvm1:28 PM

    sin

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  15. Anonymous8:36 PM

    For the person with Anxiety issues, Tobias.

    Take to heart the part in the mass when the priest says, "Protect us from all anxiety." THEN, if you are able, go to a gym and lift the heaviest weights you can. Concentrate on the weight. When you do that, the "anxious" thoughts fly away.

    I speak from experience and it took me five miserable years to figure this out. It takes an act of courage to get out and go to the gym. Seriously, I know this to be true.

    Please try this. I know what a torment it is. I am now free of it and have been. It will also release you from the listlessness.

    Sorry. But I HAD to say this. It was a nightmare that I freed myself from. I also FLUSHED the drugs. Not good either.

    All the best,

    M. H.

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  16. Submit
    Obey
    Abandoned

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  17. Anonymous6:20 PM

    Loneliness

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  18. insecurity (low self-esteem, in too many words)
    busy-ness

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