Someone with a melancholic temperament has a great attraction to the interior life, which is a great benefit.
They are reserved, are hard on themselves and others and tend to be distrusting and pessimistic.
A melancholic soul who abandons himself to the interior life and the Crucified Christ can make great strides in the interior life.
Today, we take a look at the melancholic saection of Rev. Conrad Hock’s the Four Temperaments, as we study the melancholic’s path to holiness.
In this Episode
- A melancholic must cultivate a great love for God and a love of Suffering.
- During attacks of melancholy, he should remind himself that things are not as bad as he imagines.
- He must resist every spirit of aversion, diffidence, discouragement or despondency.
- He must keep himself busy.
- A choleric’s path to holiness involves humiliating himself voluntarily.
- He must cultivate the good characteristics of his temperament and continually struggle against the weaknesses
Mentioned in this Episode
- The Four Temperaments by Rev Conrad Hock.
- The Temperament that God Gave You
- Four Temperaments Test
- 10 Saints Quotes on Suffering
- 27 Quotes on the Cross to Encourage You When Life Gets Hard
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