Even though we sometimes lose the purpose of life, it does not mean we have to lose a life itself, Head of UGCC about depression

Saturday, 06 October 2018, 19:13
Youth is the most important period of life when we can reveal and realize our vocation. Once we comprehend that someone needs us, and we do something really significant – depression (and even suicide) won’t longer threat us.

That was an opinion formed by His Beatitude Sviatoslav, Head and Father of UGCC in interactive program “An Open Church” of “Zhyve.TV” on the subject of “Youth: the way to Church”.

“Being young is the best period in our life. Nevertheless, when young people face new challenges and problems, they may lose hearts”, Head of UGCC pointed out.

“In spiritual life depression is sometimes considered as despair. From the perspective of spirituality, despair is evil’s temptation. Thus, the first advice is not to succumb to temptation! Life is extremely beautiful. Even though we sometimes lose the purpose of life, it doesn’t mean we have to lose a life itself. We have to search for its sense!”, Head of Church assured.

Head of Church assumes that there are no hopeless undertakings, and probably, the way out is somewhere across.

“If you really get into a situation when you feel you want to give up – I encourage all of you to talk to God, talk to other people. Don’t close into yourselves!”

Head of Church signaled that a contemporary world is hyperemotional, and youth lives in virtual environment. And when people feel they lack emotions it looks like emptiness. “Cherish human’s relationships. Overcome loneliness with a help of a community!”, His Beatitude Sviatoslav highlighted.

The UGCC Department for Information


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