Spirituality and Mental Health

I am at the Cathederal ofOur Lady of Angels on Temple Street in Los Angeles for a Los Angeles Country DMH mental health conference. 

First, as a happy little Methodist I must say that Catholic churches floor me. I was born in a hospital populated with Carmelite nuns. For years I thought of becoming a nun until I realized that the Methodist church is nun-less. 

Second, talk of ‘moral injury’ is fascinating.  I’ve become accustomed to separating the material from the physical.  After a semester of Theroies of Health and Mental Health, I have managed to blend brain anatomy with research theories. My capacity to hold multiple concepts in my head at once.

I completed my last paper for the semester at 3 this morning and I am so tired, but exhaustion is no excuse to not work on myself and ability to help others, right?  I am sitting here with my favorite Professor, Tamara from USC.

On God and the worth of people

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Every minute of life is a gift from God, we shouldn’t waste time judging the integrity of his other creations.

Deciding that “poor people are lazy, evil, & worthless” or that people who understand God in a different way than we do are “Evil and should die” or people who are colored and shaped in ways we are not are “less than human” all put us in positions equal to God.

And wrong.

I’ve read the Bible and Quran and other texts but can not find anything that states that God needs a Deputy and would appreciate it if we judged for him and corrected his mistakes.

Can you show me?