From Heather - Reflection for Lent
Good afternoon… I am certainly not the only spiritual person in our household. Heather’s thoughts and prayers strengthen and encourage me… Here is what she shared with me today. In this time when churches and our entire nation is being tested and feeling the stress… I found this most helpful – what do you think?
Resilience is the capacity of a system, enterprise, or a person to maintain its core purpose and integrity in the face of dramatically changed circumstances. - Andrew Zolli
One of the core concepts to emerge out of the field of positive psychology is the importance of resilience, a quality that helps people to thrive and to be well. Positive psychologists are studying the question of why some people are able to bounce back and overcome adversity, while others are not.
Their research has revealed two factors that are foundational to our ability to be resilient: spirituality and community.
Making It Personal: What are your thoughts about the quote above by Andrew Zolli about resilience? Do you agree that spirituality and community are key factors in resilience? Can you think of an area in your life where you might need to summon up some courage to be more resilient?
Grace and peace from both of us….Heather and Michael
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