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Being Human

Oct 18, 2022

Welcome to Episode 96 of the Being Human Podcast:  Yes, I Was Wrong (Dialectic w/ Brian Butler)

In Episode 76 of the podcast, while exploring a Catholic vision of complementarity between men and women, Dr. Greg proposed that a gift of self must be received in order for it to have been fully given. In this week’s episode, find out why he was wrong!  In it, Dr. Greg is joined by Brian Butler, friend and founder of DumbOx Ministries/ECHO Communities, to break open what it means to become a gift to others and why we can find consolation even when our gift of self is met with rejection. 

Discussed in this episode:  

  • Introducing Brian Butler and DumbOx Ministries/Echo Community
  • The difficulty and risk involved with authentic evangelization and giving of ourselves to others; 
  • The way that sin and past rejection can cause us to either self-protect or develop an unhealthy dependence upon human relationships; 
  • Why our gift of self is not diminished despite the rejection we may encounter; 
  • All gift as finding its source, origin, and summit in the Trinity and Christ as our model of perfect self-gift;
  • Recognizing others as an icon or a window into the infinite love of God and the importance of treating them as such; 
  • Brian’s story of rejection, and how his experience of femininity helped to heal him; 
  • Healthy friendship and how it helps to call out the greatness in one another; 
  • The challenges and joys of the “apprenticeship of marriage” and the importance of trusting that God is working in and through any mistakes made. 

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