Fr. Martin Padovani: Emotions are a Key Part of Wholeness and Holiness

(View segment from 1:58 to 3:10)
Was Jesus in touch with His emotions?

  • Yes.
  • He cried, got angry, felt happy, etc.

Can we resolve our personal and relationship problems by reason alone?

  • No.
  • Emotions provide feedback that helps us to be more attuned/more loving to ourselves and others.

If we fear or fail to face our emotions, what will the consequence be?

  • We will suffer more than if we accept and deal with them.
  • Emotions are gifts from God to help us find wholeness and holiness.