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Being Human


Jun 6, 2023


Welcome to Episode 129 of the Being Human Podcast:  The Importance of Staying Close to the Poor

What can we learn by staying close to the poor? Find out in this week’s episode! We’re sharing part of a lecture from our new CPMAP Certification Program in which Dr. Greg opens up about the powerful impact of the life and work of Fr. Benedict Groeschel, including how he exemplified recognizing the presence of Christ in the poor and why it’s important for us to do the same.

 

Discussed in the episode: 

  • The danger of believing we can create solutions for every discomfort;

  • Self-sufficiency as a roadblock to dependence on God; 

  • Being close to the poor as an important aspect of following Christ;

  • What we can learn from Fr. Benedict Groeschel’s example of living out the gift of poverty;

  • Fr. Benedict’s attempts to reform the Fransicans and the suffering at the end of his life due to dementia; 

  • How suffering can purify us is we allow it;

  • A reflection and meditation from Fr. Benedict Groeschel with journaling questions from Dr. Greg.

 

Resources mentioned or relevant:

  • Become a member of the Integrated Life Community to get access to every course Dr. Greg has created, plus the opportunity to participate in Integrated LIVE’s - weekly, Mentor hosted Q&As covering topics like boundaries, communication, trauma, forgiveness, and more!

Contact us! Have a topic or a question you would like Dr. Greg to address on the podcast? Want to give some feedback about this episode? Email us at beinghuman@catholicpsych.com - we would love to hear from you!

 

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