Is It Okay to Be Sad? | Fr. Bonaventure Chapman & Fr. Jacob Bertrand Janczyk

As Christians, should sadness be avoided? Are we ‘allowed’ to be sad at all, understanding God’s providence? Is being emotional a bad thing? In this week’s episode of Godsplaining, Fr. Bonaventure and Fr. Jacob Bertrand discuss sadness in the emotional sense, spiritual sense, and mental condition, as well as reacting to death and loss, the reality of emotion, and their thoughts on depression.

February 22, 2024

CONVERSATION FOR CONVERSION

Godsplaining is a podcast hosted by five Dominican friars of the Province of St. Joseph. In each episode, we help you to deepen your faith, pray with confidence, and tackle today’s difficult issues. Taking ideas from the Church’s Scriptures and tradition, we bring them to bear on life’s most urgent questions. So tune in, as we converse to convert.

The friars of Godsplaining are priests in the Order of Preachers, better known as the Dominicans, a religious order founded in 1216 by St. Dominic to preach the truth of the Gospel for the salvation of souls. 

For over 800 years, the Dominican friars have sought to form hearts and minds through their preaching and their witness to Christ. On Godsplaining, the friars share the fruits of their prayer and study as contemplative preachers in a contemporary age. 

To learn more about the Dominican friars of the Province of St. Joseph, click here.

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