Happy St David’s Day!
St David was very active in supressing the Pelagian heresy; that is, that we have free will, Original Sin makes no sense and that we can make choices about who we are and what we do.
It seems counterintuitive to focus on sin and suffering during this glorious spring day, and in fact many Christians won’t, in preference spending time in contemplation of their relationships. Here’s a 15 minute clip of Bishop Nick Baines’ thoughts on the balance between being an individual and being a member of many societies.
Christian or otherwise we all need time to think, just to sit around doing nothing at all but instead being in active contemplation of how we are with ourselves, with our family and friends and in relationship to other people too. Therapy is not, thank goodness, an organised religion - any therapist worth the name will be at pains to give you the space to claim personal authority - but we do offer a structure to help get the best out of your contemplation.
There is no original sin, you have freedom within certain constraints and the free will to exercise choices. Where there’s no sin there’s no judgement.
If you get the slightest opportunity today get out in the sun, breath in this glorious Spring and do nothing for a while.
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