Undoing Knots

Why Ekko's Mental Health Sunday?

Discussion & Dialogue on Mental Health in the Life of a Christian Community
October 11th

When our minds are hurting, broken, or “knotted up" it is hard to live,
it is difficult to love
and sometimes it's nearly impossible
to pick up our cross and choose life. 

Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all yoursoul and with all your mind and with all your strength.
— Jesus

Therefore, we need help, we need to heal in order to live more fully. Just like broken arms need a doctor to heal, not just so that the individual can go about feeding themselves again, but so that the individual will be abled to stretch out their arms
and feed the hungry,
embrace the lonely,
and pick up the fallen.
Our hope is that through these conversations the wounds of our minds will be addressed in order that we may be able to give of ourselves more fully to the call to love. 

Jean Vanier says this, 
"I have discovered the value of psychology and psychiatry, that their teachings can undo knots in us and permit life to flow again and aid us in becoming more truly human."

Discipleship in Christ is about becoming more truly human;
being truly human is to be truly loving. 

Join me in praying for healthy minds in Ekko, 
join me in asking God to “undo” the knots
that bind and hinder life from flowing. 
May we be a church that loves God with all our hearts, bodies, and… minds. 

Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me. For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will save it. What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, and yet lose or forfeit their very self?
— Jesus