05 May 22 – Anxiety, Depression, Despair, and Final Impenitence

Today’s Topics:

1) Social definition of Anxiety vs Clinical Definition of Anxiety

2) Social definition of Depression vs Clinical Definition of Depression

3). Social Definition of Despair vs Catholic Church definition of Despair
2091 The first commandment is also concerned with sins against hope, namely, despair and presumption:

By despair, man ceases to hope for his personal salvation from God, for help in attaining it, or for the forgiveness of his sins. Despair is contrary to God’s goodness, to his justice – for the Lord is faithful to his promises – and to his mercy

4) Final Impenitence  – feeling hopeless vs not Hoping in God.
1864 “Therefore I tell you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven men, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven.” There are no limits to the mercy of God, but anyone who deliberately refuses to accept his mercy by repenting rejects the forgiveness of his sins and the salvation offered by the Holy Spirit. Such hardness of heart can lead to final impenitence and eternal loss