When I am deep in sorrow, is there a remedy? John Cassian advises us to catch it early. Notice your thoughts. When you notice a sad thought say, "It just is: I feel sad. I count on God's grace." Then redirect the thought out of the consciousness. I may need to do this time and time again. Catch the thought early. Dispatch it. Dash it on the rock which is Christ.
To Practice This Thought:
Experiment with this advice from John Cassian, one of the Christian desert fathers.
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