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Just Move!

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December 13, 2020
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Father Cedric Pisegna is a Catholic priest. His program will inspire and encourage you to Live with Passion.

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  • - You were created to move,and make a difference.
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  • (calm music)
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  • I'm Father Cedric Pisegna,the host of Live with Passion.
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  • I'm a Catholic priest.
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  • So glad that you tunedin to my program.
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  • I wanna share withIsaiah, chapter 40.
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  • God gives power to the faint.
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  • And to the one who has nomight, he increases strength.
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  • Even young people shallfaint and grow weary.
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  • Young people shallfall exhausted,
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  • but those who wait on the Lordwill renew their strength.
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  • They shall mount upwith wings like eagles.
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  • They shall run and not be weary.
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  • They shall walk and not faint.
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  • I live in a communityin Houston, Texas,
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  • Holy Name Retreat Center,and it's a group of priests.
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  • There are four to eightpriests, depending on what year.
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  • We've had as many as10 priests at a time,
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  • and one thing that wedo to build community
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  • is we have faith sharing groups.
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  • And every once in awhile, we'll get together,
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  • we'll sit in a circleand we'll talk about
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  • what's going on in ourlife, and relate it to God
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  • and to faith.
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  • And in one of those faithsharing groups one time,
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  • one of our priests,who's now in his 80s,
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  • and he was in his 80swhen he shared this.
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  • He shared that he wasgoing through depression,
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  • and it was a veryvulnerable sharing for him
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  • to reveal that to us.
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  • But you wouldn't knowit, because he was always
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  • going to prayer.
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  • He stayed active inministry, even in the 80s.
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  • And he seemed likehad a lot of energy.
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  • But the bottom line,he was depressed.
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  • And one thing I likedabout him, though,
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  • even though he was depressed,
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  • he didn't stay sedentary.
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  • And that's what happensto so many people
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  • that are dealing withdiscouragement or depression.
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  • They turn towardfood, comfort good,
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  • and they just sit thereand they watch TV,
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  • and they become a couch potato.
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  • But really, what you needto do to combat depression
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  • or combat discouragement,or combat it
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  • when things aren't goingyour way, disappointments.
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  • You need to do the opposite.
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  • You need to move.
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  • We were created to move.
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  • God gave us joints.
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  • And what happensis when you move,
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  • the fluid in thejoints start to flow.
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  • The muscles get stronger.
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  • They don't atrophie.
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  • And the name of thisepisode is Just move.
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  • Whether you're depressedor not, just move.
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  • It's important to move.
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  • That's why we were created.
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  • We weren't createdto be sedentary.
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  • I preach parish missions andon these parish missions,
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  • I have hundreds of people come.
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  • I'll go to thesedifferent churches.
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  • I'm an itinerant.
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  • That means a wanderer; I move.
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  • Just like Jesus did.
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  • I fly, I drive, and Igo from place to place.
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  • That's what the apostles did.
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  • Jesus said, He have us theGreat Commission to go.
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  • It's a moving thing, to go.
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  • We're a going churchfor a coming Lord.
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  • So, our church isall about moving.
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  • We shouldn't staysedentary and just stuck.
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  • So, really, lifeis about moving.
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  • A dance choreographerone time said,
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  • life is about moving.
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  • When people stopmoving, they die.
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  • Doctors will tell you that.
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  • Muscles atrophie, you stop.
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  • You stay sedentary,you're gonna gain weight,
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  • and you're gonnajust stay stuck.
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  • You gotta move!
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  • It's not that hard.
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  • Make yourself move.
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  • But what I likeabout this priest
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  • is that he kept moving eventhough he was depressed.
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  • And you might be thinking,well, wait a minute.
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  • He's a priest.
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  • He's got faith, youhave faith in God,
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  • you shouldn't get depressed.
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  • Well, I look at it this way.
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  • I look at it rather, it'sbecause of your faith
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  • you can face your depression.
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  • It's because of faiththat you can face
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  • your trials and adversities.
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  • It's because of faith inGod that you can move.
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  • We just heard it readfrom the prophet Isaiah.
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  • Even though youngpeople grow weary
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  • and grow faint,God gives strength.
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  • God gives power to the faint.
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  • And you can mount upwith eagle's wings.
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  • So when you're moving,that's a faith move.
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  • You're saying to Godthat I believe in you
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  • and I believe in your power,
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  • and God helps thosewho help themselves.
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  • You've heard that saying.
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  • That simply means, youstart making a move
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  • and God will inhabityour movement.
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  • He will infuse youand invigorate you
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  • and help you to beenthusiastic with life.
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  • Whatever you maybe going through,
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  • any kind of faintness ordepression, or discouragement,
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  • I know there's trials,there's tribulations.
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  • Everybody's going through stuff.
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  • I wanna assure you.
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  • I wanna prophesyover you right now
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  • that God is infusingenthusiasm into you.
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  • Infusing strength, infusingpower and energy into you.
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  • Passion; the nameof this program
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  • is called Live With Passion.
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  • And I want you to have passion.
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  • I want you to move.
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  • Just like I tell thosepeople on my parish missions,
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  • and what I do is I have themstand up right in the middle
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  • of the mission and Ihave everybody stretch.
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  • And I will have everybodyjust turn a little bit
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  • so that they'll stay focused.
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  • Then I have them sit back down.
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  • Because people, you know,when they get sedentary,
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  • they start yawning, and,you know, start losing focus
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  • and start falling asleep.
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  • And I don't want anyof that happening.
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  • I don't want you fallingasleep during my program.
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  • So I wanna make surethat you stay moving.
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  • So Jesus never said that weweren't gonna have difficulties.
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  • But He said that in themidst of his difficulties,
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  • in the midst of theproblems that we have,
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  • He would be with usand He would help us.
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  • The name of thisseries is called
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  • Through Him, WithHim, and In Him.
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  • Through him, wecan do all things.
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  • With him, we can faceour difficulties.
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  • In him, we are morethan conquerors
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  • through Christ whostrengthens us.
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  • So depression, lemme talka little bit about that.
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  • It's a common mental illness.
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  • I've heard it describedas the common cold
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  • of mental illnesses.
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  • Some one out of sixpeople, in the course
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  • of their lifetime, one outof six people, minimally,
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  • will get depression.
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  • But mental illness issomething that many people
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  • are going through.
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  • Not just depression.
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  • Phobias and anxieties,and negativity,
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  • and all these different mentalillnesses that can occur.
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  • Schizophrenia anddifferent things.
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  • And I know about mental illness
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  • because I dealt withit in my own life.
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  • I have phobias, social phobias,
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  • and it's very hard for me.
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  • Panic attacks, and I'vedealt with severe anxiety.
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  • Believe it or not, speakingin front of people.
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  • But what I've done is I've moved
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  • instead of just lettingit overwhelm me.
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  • Kind of like David did.
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  • David was faced with Goliath,
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  • and instead of running away,
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  • he ran toward the giant.
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  • And he didn't give himselftime to think about it.
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  • He ran toward him right away
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  • and he defeated his Goliath.
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  • And really that is the waythat you overcome phobias,
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  • or manage them.
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  • I'll put it bluntly.
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  • Manage your mental illness.
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  • You don't really overcomeeverything completely.
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  • Because we're human, there'salways residual fear,
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  • residual depression,whatever it is.
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  • But you have tomanage your emotions.
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  • You have to face them.
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  • Because unless you facethem, if you run from them,
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  • they're gonna overcome you.
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  • But if you run to them,you can overcome them.
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  • So I wanna have youface your fears.
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  • Face your anxieties.
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  • Admit your depression.
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  • And have unshakable faith.
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  • That's what I lovedabout that priest.
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  • His faith was such that thedepression didn't go away,
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  • but he faced it.
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  • He had unshakable faith.
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  • And I think that's a deeperfaith than just saying
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  • that God, take mydepression away,
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  • or God, take my anxietyaway and if you do that,
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  • then I'll have faith.
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  • I think the faith thatGod wants is a faith
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  • that faces these trialsand tribulations,
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  • doesn't run from them,and then you become
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  • stronger through them.
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  • The only way out is through.
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  • Not around, notunder, not above.
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  • The only way out is through.
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  • And because God is withus, we won't faint.
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  • We won't grow weary.
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  • So we all get discouragedand disappointed
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  • from time to time, butdepression is when you feel sad,
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  • you lose interest inactivities, you lose energy,
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  • you may cry, may feel worthless.
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  • Some consider suicide.
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  • There's all kindsof reasons for it.
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  • A lot of them comefrom biochemistry,
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  • your brain chemicals change.
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  • Genetics, it mayrun in your family.
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  • Well the good news isthat 80 to 90% of people
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  • that go throughdepression improve.
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  • As I said, not everybodygets totally healed here.
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  • But my point is youdon't have to stay stuck.
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  • It can get better.
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  • It will get better.
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  • God has you watching thisprogram for a reason.
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  • He's speaking to you.
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  • He's breathing new energy,new strength into you.
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  • When people come to me withdepression, and people do,
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  • they come to me for counseling,
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  • I try to get a feel forwhat they're going through.
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  • What's the context of your life?
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  • Often times depression,discouragement, disappointment
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  • comes for some reason.
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  • There's somethinggoing on in your life.
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  • It could be a family problem.
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  • Relationships, maybe you'regoing through a divorce.
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  • Maybe somebody thatyou love just died.
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  • That's hard whenyou're grieving.
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  • Money problems, health problems.
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  • What's the causeof your depression?
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  • Talk things out.
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  • There's no stigma aboutgoing to a counselor,
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  • to a priest, to a counselor.
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  • Talk things out.
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  • Get new perspectives.
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  • Often times, you know, yougotta broaden your vision.
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  • Get different thoughts in there.
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  • Sometimes you get caughtin these swirls of thought
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  • and it just stays the same.
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  • You gotta get beyond that.
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  • Let other people broadenyour vision a little bit.
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  • And then, I talk aboutavoiding alcohol,
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  • because alcohol is a depressant.
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  • Don't go turning to alcoholto try to to get better,
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  • escape your problems,avoid sugar.
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  • That's what happens.
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  • People get depressed, theydo all the wrong things.
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  • They drink, they have sugar,they eat the wrong foods.
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  • They just sit there.
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  • They watch TV.
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  • Move; just move.
  • 00:11:06.714 --> 00:11:09.083
  • That's the number one thingI wanna say to you: exercise.
  • 00:11:09.083 --> 00:11:12.853
  • Well, I don't feel like it.
  • 00:11:12.853 --> 00:11:14.321
  • Well, you don't feel goodwhen you're just sitting there
  • 00:11:14.321 --> 00:11:17.224
  • depressed and stagnant,and not moving.
  • 00:11:17.224 --> 00:11:22.229
  • Just make yourself.
  • 00:11:22.963 --> 00:11:24.198
  • Your will is strongerthan your emotions.
  • 00:11:24.198 --> 00:11:26.567
  • Get outside and take a walk.
  • 00:11:26.567 --> 00:11:29.269
  • In one of my other episodes,
  • 00:11:29.269 --> 00:11:30.471
  • I talked about howEnoch walked with God
  • 00:11:30.471 --> 00:11:33.607
  • and God walked with Abraham,
  • 00:11:33.607 --> 00:11:35.275
  • and God walked with Noah.
  • 00:11:35.275 --> 00:11:37.611
  • The disciples onthe road to Emmaus,
  • 00:11:37.611 --> 00:11:39.913
  • when they're out taking a walk,
  • 00:11:39.913 --> 00:11:41.115
  • Jesus came up with them.
  • 00:11:41.115 --> 00:11:42.983
  • I'm telling you, you take walks.
  • 00:11:42.983 --> 00:11:44.852
  • You go outside, youbreathe the air,
  • 00:11:44.852 --> 00:11:46.920
  • you get a fresh perspective.
  • 00:11:46.920 --> 00:11:48.388
  • Get away from that TV.
  • 00:11:48.388 --> 00:11:50.324
  • Not this program of course,but get away from the TV.
  • 00:11:50.324 --> 00:11:53.660
  • Those soap operas andthose other things
  • 00:11:53.660 --> 00:11:55.329
  • that drag you down.
  • 00:11:55.329 --> 00:11:57.131
  • Get away from that stuff, andget a fresh, new perspective.
  • 00:11:57.131 --> 00:12:01.468
  • So, you probably heardthat story in the Bible
  • 00:12:01.468 --> 00:12:05.339
  • about this man.
  • 00:12:05.339 --> 00:12:07.541
  • He's at the Pool ofBethesda in Jerusalem.
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  • And he's paralyzed.
  • 00:12:11.512 --> 00:12:13.080
  • He can't move.
  • 00:12:13.080 --> 00:12:14.782
  • And Jesus walks upto him and He says,
  • 00:12:14.782 --> 00:12:19.219
  • do you wanna get better?
  • 00:12:19.219 --> 00:12:20.888
  • That's a good question.
  • 00:12:20.888 --> 00:12:22.022
  • Do you wanna get well?
  • 00:12:22.022 --> 00:12:24.558
  • It's interesting thatHe asked him that,
  • 00:12:24.558 --> 00:12:26.026
  • because some people complainand they're in self-pity
  • 00:12:26.026 --> 00:12:28.428
  • all the time, but they don'treally want to get better.
  • 00:12:28.428 --> 00:12:31.632
  • And the bottom line is yougotta wanna get better.
  • 00:12:33.066 --> 00:12:35.502
  • And you can get better.
  • 00:12:35.502 --> 00:12:36.837
  • And God will help you.
  • 00:12:36.837 --> 00:12:38.071
  • And remember what I said.
  • 00:12:38.071 --> 00:12:39.273
  • God helps those whohelp themselves.
  • 00:12:39.273 --> 00:12:41.909
  • That's a word for you today.
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  • Will you help yourself andbe your own best friend?
  • 00:12:43.710 --> 00:12:47.080
  • And take care of yourself?
  • 00:12:47.080 --> 00:12:48.949
  • That's what everybody says,
  • 00:12:48.949 --> 00:12:49.883
  • hey, take care of yourself.
  • 00:12:49.883 --> 00:12:50.818
  • Take good care.
  • 00:12:50.818 --> 00:12:52.319
  • You know, that's whatthey say when they leave.
  • 00:12:52.319 --> 00:12:53.787
  • Well, take care of yourself.
  • 00:12:53.787 --> 00:12:55.789
  • So anyway, the man is there,
  • 00:12:55.789 --> 00:12:57.024
  • and he comes up withthis pathetic excuse.
  • 00:12:57.024 --> 00:13:00.594
  • There's nobody here toput me in to the pool.
  • 00:13:00.594 --> 00:13:03.397
  • You know, and he'dbeen there for like,
  • 00:13:03.397 --> 00:13:05.299
  • I forget, 30 years orsomething like that.
  • 00:13:05.299 --> 00:13:08.068
  • Well, if it were me.
  • 00:13:08.068 --> 00:13:09.303
  • You know, theyhad this tradition
  • 00:13:09.303 --> 00:13:10.470
  • that when the wateris stirred up,
  • 00:13:10.470 --> 00:13:12.773
  • that if you getput in to the pool,
  • 00:13:12.773 --> 00:13:14.474
  • if an angel comes andstirs up the water,
  • 00:13:14.474 --> 00:13:16.577
  • if it were me and I'd beenlaying there about 30 years,
  • 00:13:16.577 --> 00:13:18.846
  • I would've crawledin to that pool.
  • 00:13:18.846 --> 00:13:21.715
  • Maybe I couldn't walk,but, so, he comes up
  • 00:13:21.715 --> 00:13:24.251
  • with this pitiful excusethat nobody's there
  • 00:13:24.251 --> 00:13:26.653
  • to help him get up.
  • 00:13:26.653 --> 00:13:27.921
  • And Jesus' solutionto the whole thing,
  • 00:13:27.921 --> 00:13:29.356
  • He said, get up; just move.
  • 00:13:29.356 --> 00:13:33.694
  • And the man got up.
  • 00:13:34.595 --> 00:13:35.529
  • And he was better.
  • 00:13:36.396 --> 00:13:37.464
  • Joyce Meyer tells this story.
  • 00:13:38.799 --> 00:13:40.167
  • You know Joyce Meyer.
  • 00:13:40.167 --> 00:13:41.368
  • She's an evangelicalpreacher on television.
  • 00:13:41.368 --> 00:13:43.871
  • She has a program calledEnjoying Everyday Life.
  • 00:13:43.871 --> 00:13:47.074
  • She tells this story abouthow she was making her bed,
  • 00:13:47.074 --> 00:13:51.311
  • and God spoke to her and said,
  • 00:13:52.179 --> 00:13:54.915
  • you are going to have aworldwide teaching ministry.
  • 00:13:54.915 --> 00:13:58.218
  • You're gonna go north,south, east, and west,
  • 00:13:58.218 --> 00:14:00.520
  • and teach the gospel.
  • 00:14:00.520 --> 00:14:01.822
  • Now she preaches tomillions of people
  • 00:14:01.822 --> 00:14:03.991
  • on her program calledEnjoying Everyday Life.
  • 00:14:03.991 --> 00:14:06.760
  • I love her teaching.
  • 00:14:06.760 --> 00:14:08.028
  • Very practical,very down-to-earth.
  • 00:14:08.028 --> 00:14:10.831
  • And notice when it happened.
  • 00:14:10.831 --> 00:14:12.266
  • Notice when God spoke to her.
  • 00:14:12.266 --> 00:14:13.467
  • When she was making her bed.
  • 00:14:13.467 --> 00:14:14.701
  • Maybe that's whatyou need to be doing
  • 00:14:14.701 --> 00:14:15.969
  • in your life right now.
  • 00:14:15.969 --> 00:14:17.471
  • Make your bed.
  • 00:14:17.471 --> 00:14:18.872
  • Clean your closet.
  • 00:14:18.872 --> 00:14:20.207
  • Clean the house.
  • 00:14:20.207 --> 00:14:21.909
  • Wash the car; do something.
  • 00:14:21.909 --> 00:14:25.279
  • I'm not trying toberate you, of course,
  • 00:14:25.279 --> 00:14:27.080
  • but just move.
  • 00:14:27.080 --> 00:14:28.715
  • God helps those whohelp themselves.
  • 00:14:29.950 --> 00:14:31.919
  • When you try to exercise alittle bit of self-discipline
  • 00:14:31.919 --> 00:14:34.721
  • and self-control, you getsome control over your life,
  • 00:14:34.721 --> 00:14:38.225
  • and that's really important too.
  • 00:14:38.225 --> 00:14:40.227
  • So just move; exercise.
  • 00:14:40.227 --> 00:14:41.929
  • Get out; breathe the air.
  • 00:14:41.929 --> 00:14:44.197
  • I had, at our retreatcenter, a homeless person
  • 00:14:44.197 --> 00:14:49.002
  • came and camped outright by our buildings.
  • 00:14:49.002 --> 00:14:53.874
  • And you know, afterthe first night,
  • 00:14:53.874 --> 00:14:56.043
  • it started getting cold.
  • 00:14:56.043 --> 00:14:57.511
  • And you know, he hadhis little shopping cart
  • 00:14:58.645 --> 00:15:01.915
  • and a few belongings there,
  • 00:15:01.915 --> 00:15:03.850
  • and finally we went outto him and talked to him,
  • 00:15:03.850 --> 00:15:06.219
  • and asked his name.
  • 00:15:06.219 --> 00:15:07.888
  • And we gave him a placeto stay for a night.
  • 00:15:07.888 --> 00:15:11.158
  • I'm not encouraging peopleto come to our place,
  • 00:15:11.158 --> 00:15:13.327
  • but anyway, we helpedhim to find a place
  • 00:15:13.327 --> 00:15:17.497
  • that was called, in Houston,it's called Star of hope.
  • 00:15:17.497 --> 00:15:21.902
  • They help people to find work.
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  • To find a job.
  • 00:15:24.705 --> 00:15:26.206
  • So that they can make abetter life for themself.
  • 00:15:26.206 --> 00:15:30.210
  • They're not just aplace where you can stay
  • 00:15:30.210 --> 00:15:32.112
  • and they feed you and itperpetuates homelessness,
  • 00:15:32.112 --> 00:15:35.449
  • and as I said, it's anepidemic in our country now.
  • 00:15:35.449 --> 00:15:38.752
  • There's about a millionpeople that are homeless.
  • 00:15:38.752 --> 00:15:41.989
  • Places in Los Angeles,they have, on either side
  • 00:15:41.989 --> 00:15:44.825
  • of the street, justrows and rows of people
  • 00:15:44.825 --> 00:15:46.960
  • that are homeless.
  • 00:15:46.960 --> 00:15:48.161
  • This is horrible problemin our world today.
  • 00:15:48.161 --> 00:15:51.665
  • So we pray that bythe grace of God,
  • 00:15:51.665 --> 00:15:54.601
  • people will get involvedwith the homeless.
  • 00:15:54.601 --> 00:15:57.471
  • There will be moreplaces like Star of hope
  • 00:15:57.471 --> 00:16:00.107
  • to help people, toempower them to move.
  • 00:16:00.107 --> 00:16:03.543
  • To just move.
  • 00:16:03.543 --> 00:16:05.212
  • Wanted to tell youabout a friend of mine.
  • 00:16:05.212 --> 00:16:07.447
  • His name is Vail Horton.
  • 00:16:07.447 --> 00:16:10.083
  • Vail was born without legs,
  • 00:16:10.083 --> 00:16:12.686
  • and he actually founded acompany called Keen Mobility.
  • 00:16:12.686 --> 00:16:17.257
  • Their motto is move.
  • 00:16:17.257 --> 00:16:20.861
  • And it's interesting becausehe was born without legs,
  • 00:16:20.861 --> 00:16:23.363
  • and rather than allow hisdisability to paralyze him,
  • 00:16:23.363 --> 00:16:27.467
  • it actually helped him tofind his calling in life.
  • 00:16:27.467 --> 00:16:31.071
  • He got creative.
  • 00:16:31.071 --> 00:16:32.906
  • And he realized that thereare other disabled people
  • 00:16:32.906 --> 00:16:35.809
  • out there, otherparalyzed people.
  • 00:16:35.809 --> 00:16:38.045
  • People that arenot moving in life.
  • 00:16:38.045 --> 00:16:41.081
  • And so he developedmobility aids
  • 00:16:41.081 --> 00:16:44.284
  • such a crutches,such as wheelchairs,
  • 00:16:44.284 --> 00:16:48.055
  • beds to help people.
  • 00:16:48.055 --> 00:16:50.390
  • To help them to move also.
  • 00:16:50.390 --> 00:16:52.826
  • And so I think it'swonderful that Vail Horton,
  • 00:16:52.826 --> 00:16:55.262
  • instead of juststewing in self-pity,
  • 00:16:55.262 --> 00:16:58.131
  • like the man, the paralyticbeside the Pool of Bethesda,
  • 00:16:58.131 --> 00:17:01.601
  • and just saying, youknow, I don't care.
  • 00:17:01.601 --> 00:17:05.672
  • I'm just gonna be likethis the rest of my life.
  • 00:17:05.672 --> 00:17:08.108
  • Rather, he allowedhis disability
  • 00:17:08.108 --> 00:17:11.311
  • to actually be a catalystfor something more.
  • 00:17:11.311 --> 00:17:14.948
  • And now he's helpingother people.
  • 00:17:14.948 --> 00:17:17.517
  • So rather thanstewing in self-pity,
  • 00:17:17.517 --> 00:17:19.886
  • he actually, it propelled him
  • 00:17:19.886 --> 00:17:21.988
  • to something more.
  • 00:17:21.988 --> 00:17:23.857
  • And even depression,discouragement, defeats in life
  • 00:17:23.857 --> 00:17:27.527
  • can actually be acatalyst to help you
  • 00:17:27.527 --> 00:17:30.530
  • to become something more.
  • 00:17:30.530 --> 00:17:32.466
  • As I said, God helpsthose who help themselves.
  • 00:17:32.466 --> 00:17:36.536
  • So I always tellpeople to get out,
  • 00:17:36.536 --> 00:17:41.541
  • to move, to try new things.
  • 00:17:42.409 --> 00:17:45.579
  • Don't just sit there.
  • 00:17:45.579 --> 00:17:47.581
  • And I believe thatpeople oughta move.
  • 00:17:47.581 --> 00:17:50.183
  • Churches oughta moveand not stay stuck.
  • 00:17:50.183 --> 00:17:53.386
  • One of the reasons whychurches don't grow
  • 00:17:53.386 --> 00:17:56.256
  • is because they'renot trying new things.
  • 00:17:56.256 --> 00:17:58.992
  • They're not educatingtheir people in good ways.
  • 00:17:58.992 --> 00:18:02.062
  • They're not reaching out.
  • 00:18:02.062 --> 00:18:04.297
  • And if you're not reachingout, this is what happens
  • 00:18:04.297 --> 00:18:06.733
  • in the business world.
  • 00:18:06.733 --> 00:18:08.201
  • If you're not growing,you're gonna atrophie.
  • 00:18:08.201 --> 00:18:10.837
  • You're gonna implode.
  • 00:18:10.837 --> 00:18:12.239
  • You're gonna closein on yourself.
  • 00:18:12.239 --> 00:18:14.341
  • So really, we are a goingchurch for a coming Lord.
  • 00:18:14.341 --> 00:18:19.346
  • Jesus sent us out withthe Great Commission.
  • 00:18:20.547 --> 00:18:22.415
  • So not only as individualsdo we have to move,
  • 00:18:22.415 --> 00:18:24.518
  • we have to move as churches too.
  • 00:18:24.518 --> 00:18:26.353
  • I don't know if you've everheard about Viktor Frankl.
  • 00:18:26.353 --> 00:18:28.922
  • He was an Austrian psychiatrist.
  • 00:18:28.922 --> 00:18:32.325
  • He was held in a Naziconcentration camp.
  • 00:18:32.325 --> 00:18:34.861
  • He learned a lot.
  • 00:18:34.861 --> 00:18:36.296
  • He was already a psychiatristschooled in psychology,
  • 00:18:36.296 --> 00:18:39.633
  • but he learned a lot bythese deplorable conditions.
  • 00:18:39.633 --> 00:18:42.169
  • And what he learnedis that people gave up
  • 00:18:42.169 --> 00:18:44.237
  • because they didn'thave meaning,
  • 00:18:44.237 --> 00:18:46.339
  • but people that hadmeaning had hope.
  • 00:18:46.339 --> 00:18:49.242
  • And for him, his meaning
  • 00:18:50.143 --> 00:18:51.444
  • was that he wanted to bereunited with his wife.
  • 00:18:51.444 --> 00:18:55.982
  • And that brought a lotof meaning into his life.
  • 00:18:55.982 --> 00:18:58.018
  • And it gave him hope.
  • 00:18:58.018 --> 00:18:59.186
  • And he didn't give up.
  • 00:18:59.186 --> 00:19:00.720
  • He kept moving even though hewas in the concentration camp.
  • 00:19:00.720 --> 00:19:03.823
  • Others quit living.
  • 00:19:03.823 --> 00:19:06.193
  • Some threw themselvesinto the fence.
  • 00:19:06.193 --> 00:19:08.161
  • Others quit eatingbecause they gave up hope,
  • 00:19:08.161 --> 00:19:11.164
  • 'cause they didn't have meaning.
  • 00:19:11.164 --> 00:19:12.599
  • He developed a branch ofpsychology called logotherapy.
  • 00:19:12.599 --> 00:19:17.537
  • Logo, the word, ormeaning, therapy.
  • 00:19:17.537 --> 00:19:21.107
  • And the branch of psychologyhas an interesting concept.
  • 00:19:21.107 --> 00:19:25.145
  • It says that neurosises, suchas depression and phobias,
  • 00:19:25.145 --> 00:19:29.449
  • and various mentalillnesses all come
  • 00:19:29.449 --> 00:19:32.319
  • because of a lackof meaning in life.
  • 00:19:32.319 --> 00:19:36.389
  • But once you find themeaning of your life,
  • 00:19:36.389 --> 00:19:38.725
  • once you have meaning,you are able to overcome
  • 00:19:38.725 --> 00:19:41.494
  • your mental illnessesand your neurosises.
  • 00:19:41.494 --> 00:19:44.598
  • So the name of this programis called Live With Passion.
  • 00:19:44.598 --> 00:19:47.968
  • And I have many reasonswhy I have this program.
  • 00:19:49.202 --> 00:19:51.671
  • I want you to develop apersonal relationship with God.
  • 00:19:51.671 --> 00:19:54.007
  • I want you to be filledwith the Holy Spirit.
  • 00:19:54.007 --> 00:19:55.742
  • And I want you torealize your potential.
  • 00:19:55.742 --> 00:19:58.211
  • And I wanna addvalue to your life.
  • 00:19:58.211 --> 00:20:00.080
  • I want you to have meaning.
  • 00:20:00.080 --> 00:20:01.548
  • Of course, your primary meaningis to have a relationship
  • 00:20:01.548 --> 00:20:04.818
  • with God, to grow in Christ.
  • 00:20:04.818 --> 00:20:06.686
  • But it's also toreach out to others.
  • 00:20:06.686 --> 00:20:10.724
  • To make a difference inother people's lives.
  • 00:20:10.724 --> 00:20:13.793
  • No matter whatyou're going through.
  • 00:20:13.793 --> 00:20:15.462
  • I have found tremendous meaning,
  • 00:20:15.462 --> 00:20:17.697
  • and this got memoving in my life,
  • 00:20:17.697 --> 00:20:19.799
  • when I realized that peopleout there are hurting.
  • 00:20:19.799 --> 00:20:22.902
  • And they need help.
  • 00:20:22.902 --> 00:20:25.238
  • I wrote a book calledYou Can Be Happy.
  • 00:20:25.238 --> 00:20:27.807
  • And on the cover of mybook, I put four scenes.
  • 00:20:27.807 --> 00:20:30.944
  • Number one, somebodyworking out, exercising.
  • 00:20:30.944 --> 00:20:34.180
  • That's one way togrow in happiness.
  • 00:20:34.180 --> 00:20:37.384
  • Number two, a marriedcouple holding hands.
  • 00:20:37.384 --> 00:20:41.288
  • That's a way to be happy.
  • 00:20:41.288 --> 00:20:42.689
  • By having good relationships.
  • 00:20:42.689 --> 00:20:44.424
  • Number three, somebodyreading the Bible.
  • 00:20:44.424 --> 00:20:46.359
  • Of course, happiness comesfrom a relationship with God.
  • 00:20:46.359 --> 00:20:49.996
  • And then number four,somebody reaching out
  • 00:20:49.996 --> 00:20:52.265
  • to somebody else.
  • 00:20:52.265 --> 00:20:53.833
  • See happiness doesn't comejust when you're usurping
  • 00:20:53.833 --> 00:20:57.304
  • everything for yourselfand being selfish.
  • 00:20:57.304 --> 00:20:59.572
  • It comes whenyou're reaching out.
  • 00:20:59.572 --> 00:21:01.908
  • When you're tryingto make a difference
  • 00:21:01.908 --> 00:21:03.410
  • in other people's lives.
  • 00:21:03.410 --> 00:21:05.278
  • So that's what I wantyou to understand
  • 00:21:05.278 --> 00:21:08.181
  • is everybody's purpose,everybody's meaning.
  • 00:21:08.181 --> 00:21:12.452
  • God put that in usto wanna help people.
  • 00:21:12.452 --> 00:21:15.889
  • I have seen homelesspeople wanna help people.
  • 00:21:15.889 --> 00:21:19.159
  • Everybody has that within it.
  • 00:21:19.159 --> 00:21:20.560
  • It's in our DNA.
  • 00:21:20.560 --> 00:21:22.228
  • God created us that way.
  • 00:21:22.228 --> 00:21:24.164
  • That really is one of thedeepest meanings of our life.
  • 00:21:24.164 --> 00:21:27.367
  • Couple years ago, Ihad celebrated my 25th,
  • 00:21:27.367 --> 00:21:29.869
  • four years ago, my 25thanniversary as a priest,
  • 00:21:29.869 --> 00:21:33.139
  • and I was given a sabbatical.
  • 00:21:33.139 --> 00:21:34.374
  • I could do anything Iwanted on my sabbatical.
  • 00:21:34.374 --> 00:21:36.343
  • I could travel.
  • 00:21:36.343 --> 00:21:37.410
  • I could play golf.
  • 00:21:37.410 --> 00:21:38.611
  • I could go to schooland be educated,
  • 00:21:38.611 --> 00:21:41.348
  • do whatever I want.
  • 00:21:41.348 --> 00:21:42.582
  • I did take one trip fromFlorida to California.
  • 00:21:42.582 --> 00:21:46.086
  • Went on a retreat.
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  • But it's interesting what I did
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  • with the rest of my time.
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  • I wrote books.
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  • I preached mission.
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  • And I produced for television.
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  • That's exactlywhat I'm doing now,
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  • and I'm not on a sabbatical.
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  • You know what that taught me?
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  • Even if I could chooseanything I ever wanted to do,
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  • I would do what I'm doing now.
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  • I think that's thegreatest thing in life.
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  • That you're happyreaching out to people.
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  • That's what fuelsme with meaning.
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  • That's what keeps me moving.
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  • Wanting to help people.
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  • Wanting to bring people toa relationship with Christ.
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  • Wanting to add valueto people's lives.
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  • This is what wewere created for.
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  • I have discovered thesecret of happiness.
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  • Now I can't tell you that I'malways laughing all the time
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  • and I'm not alwaysthe life of the party,
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  • but deep within isthis calm delight,
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  • this wonderful joy.
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  • Because I know I'machieving my life's purpose,
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  • and that is helping peoplein many different ways,
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  • not just spiritually, butpsychologically, physically,
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  • and everything else.
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  • So if I could doanything in the world,
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  • I would be doing exactlywhat I'm doing right now.
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  • Not taking cruises orgoing to play golf,
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  • although, do thatevery once in a while
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  • just to refresh yourself.
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  • But I mean a lifestyleof helping others.
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  • I have a ministry that reachesout to people in prison.
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  • And I involve about100 people in that.
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  • And if you'd everylike to do that,
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  • just go to my website,
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  • and you can writepeople in prison.
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  • It's very anonymous.
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  • I went to pray at aPlanned Parenthood building
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  • where they performabortions, about a week ago.
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  • And I met these threeyoung teenage girls
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  • who were praying in frontof that abortion clinic.
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  • And they were beinginvolved and praying
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  • against this atrocitythat's occurring.
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  • You can do something like that.
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  • You can get involved at church.
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  • You can join Habitatfor Humanity.
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  • There's a plethora ofways to get involved.
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  • Just move; don't just sit there.
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  • I tell people thatare unemployed,
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  • and, you know, there doesn'tseem like a job is happening,
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  • I tell them, be proactive.
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  • Keep at it, don't bediscouraged by closed doors.
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  • Sooner or late, God helpsthose who help themselves.
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  • Sooner or later, thatdoor's gonna open for you.
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  • So I think you get the message.
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  • No matter whatyou're going through,
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  • even young people faintand they grow weary.
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  • But for those whowait upon the Lord,
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  • those who trust in him, Hewill infuse new strength
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  • in you, raise you upto be like an eagle
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  • so that you will not be sore,
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  • but you will soar.
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  • So the purpose of thisprogram is to get you moving,
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  • keep you moving, and helpyou to find your purpose
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  • which is to make adifference in life.
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  • And don't just live.
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  • Live with passion.
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  • (uplifting music)
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  • - [Announcer] FatherCedric's motto
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  • is Touching Livesand Saving Souls.
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  • His mission is to reach outto as many people as possible
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  • in as deep a way as possible
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  • with a life-changinggospel of Jesus Christ.
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  • He accomplishes thismission in multiple ways.
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  • His program, Live withPassion, airs worldwide
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  • on the three majorChristian networks.
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  • He also airs on severalother TV and radio stations.
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  • Through broadcast media,he is reaching people
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  • outside the walls of the church.
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  • Countless people arehearing the invitation
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  • to salvation and a personalrelationship with Jesus Christ.
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  • This outreach to the peripheries
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  • includes people inprisons across our nation.
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  • Because of their responseto Live With Passion,
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  • Father has developeda pen pal program,
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  • where hundredsreceive correspondence
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  • as well as Bibles and hisbooks, free of charge.
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  • The main care-ism or gift
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  • of the Passionistcommunity is preaching.
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  • Father Cedric isactively involved
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  • as an itinerantmissionary preacher.
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  • For over 30 years, Fatherhas traveled extensively,
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  • preaching parish missions
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  • all across the UnitedStates and Canada.
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  • In addition to hispreaching, his 23 books
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  • and various CDs and DVDsare available for purchase.
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  • Through Father'stelevision show, preaching,
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  • and other resources,multitudes of people
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  • are being encouraged, inspired
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  • and surrenderingtheir lives to God.
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  • Father is also actively involvedas a voice for the unborn.
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  • Through proclamation,education, prayer,
  • 00:26:38.711 --> 00:26:42.115
  • and supporting others,the tide is turning
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  • in this very important battle.
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  • The dazzling value of one soul.
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  • Please considersupporting Father Cedric
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  • in his significant,life-changing gospel ministry.
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  • Many are becoming partnerswith his outreach.
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  • Others give one time.
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  • Know that every donation willtouch lives and save souls.
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  • You also support hisreligious community,
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  • the Passionists,by your donations.
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  • Thank you in advancefor your generosity.
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  • Together we are touchinglives and saving souls.
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  • (calm music)
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  • - Don't just live.
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  • Live with passion.
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