Overwork and work-related stress cause many people to experience extreme exhaustion - mental, emotional, affective, and physical exhaustion.
Sadness, apathy, and spiritual tiredness end up dominating people’s lives, who are overloaded due to the rhythm of life today.
Let us try to be close to those who are exhausted, to those who are desperate, without hope. Often, we should just simply listen in silence, because we cannot go and tell someone, “No, life’s not like that. Listen to me, I’ll give you the solution.” There’s no solution.
And besides, let us not forget that, along with the indispensable psychological counseling, which is useful and effective, Jesus’ words also help. It comes to my mind and heart: “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”
Let us pray that people who suffer from depression or burn-out will find support and a light that opens them up to life.
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We pray for all young people, called to live life to the fullest; may they see in Mary’s life the way to listen, the depth of discernment, the courage that faith generates, and the dedication to service.
12 March is the 400th anniversary of the canonisation of St Ignatius of Loyola and St Francis Xavier. Among the events of the Ignatian Year the General Curia is currently organising, this is certainly the most “festive” moment.