#108 Midlife Suffering with Jesus

Did you know that you are the source of so much of your mental and emotional suffering?

In this week's show I share the history of the devotion to the shoulder of Jesus. Jesus revealed in a vision to St. Bernard of Clarivaux that his most painful wound was his shoulder wound. The wound where the heavy wooden cross ripped his tender skin down to the bone. This hidden wound inflicted excruciating pain on Jesus with every step he took towards Calvary. I will share the special prayer that St. Bernard wrote to honor Jesus' shoulder wound and the promise from Jesus for all of those who keep a devotion to it.

Similar to Jesus, you also have hidden wounds. In this show, I share how your thoughts and beliefs create mental and emotional pain and suffering in your life. You don't have any control over events, situations or other people's words and actions. You do have control how you respond to them. You are in the driver's seat and get to choose what to think and believe about each one. It is your choice that allows you to release hidden and unnecessary suffering. Pain is inevitable because you live in a broken world, but you can choose how to respond. It is in your response that you can find more joy and freedom in your life. 

Jennie Guinn is a Catholic speaker, Life Coach, Podcaster, Weekly Radio Show Host on Nashville Catholic Radio and Radio Maria USA, and the founder of Catholic Moms in the Middle. After 26 years of working in Catholic education, Jennie felt God calling her "to step out of the boat" to serve in a new way. In her new ministry, she equips and encourages middle-life women to encounter the love of the Father and to be transformed and healed by the power of the Holy Spirit so they can MAGNIFY Christ in their corner of the world.