You Are Too Depressed. Sing!


Tonight at the book club meeting we discussed Our Thoughts Determine Our Lives, The Life and Teachings of Elder Thaddeus of Vitovnica. This is one of the stories that came up, it’s a good one:

Once, two women came to me and brought a third who was dragging her leg. She could barely walk. She said that she had been to several doctors, but they were not able to say what was wrong with her. I told her that her nerves were weak. I also told her that mine was a worse case than hers! She said that her husband had left her. “Of course he has,” I said. “Who is going to take care of the children, who will prepare his meals for him when you are so depressed? You are not physically ill! You are too depressed. Sing! Sing and your husband will come back to you!” I told her that I was going to the church to read some prayers, and that I wanted her to go home by herself. She looked at me for a while and then practically ran to the car. The other two were amazed. “She is well,” I said, “and she no longer needs your help!”

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  1. We read Our Thoughts…at our book discussion last year…what an amazing man the Elder was. Not a Sunday goes by when somebody doesn’t mention his ideas and spiritual counseling…

    • Yes, we loved the book and I think we all came away from it really loving him, too. Just looking at his smiling face on the cover makes me happy.

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