Fr Dwight Longenecker | The Roots of Rage: Resentment, Rivalry and Revenge

by | Sep 17, 2021 | Videos

What are the roots of the rage surging through our society? Resentment. Not just feeling mad that somebody got a bigger piece of pie, but deep, dark, long harbored resentment. Learn about the roots of rage and how Christ is the only cure.

Fr. Dwight Longenecker, Standing on My Head
Theology Degree from Oxford University. Author. Blogger. Speaker. Pilgrimage Leader. Podcaster.
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Comments from Attendees:

Great to see the tabernacle with the lit sanctuary lamp off Father’s right shoulder. Jesus, truly present in the Blessed Sacrament, have mercy on us!

Moving away from self-defense power to vulnerability in God’s strength. Lots to process from Fr Dwight. Very little “godliness” canvassed on the streets of our raging cities these days.

Attendee1 year, 2 months ago
Awesome 👏 the book plus your talk has opened my mind and my soul to area that I have not really visited before 🛐

Great talk. I found your book, Immortal Combat, very fascinating. I very rarely read a book more than once, but I plan to go through it again. It puts human troubles (the human “condition”) into focus and perspective. I found it to be a truly beneficial read, and I highly recommend it.

Resentment, envy, destroying the other to get what they have, scapegoating … all concepts written about by Rene Girard. Very true. Great insights!

Incredible talk! Great content and presentation, really went full circle. Well done 🔥

I’ve been struggling with some recent developments with our local bishop. After listening to this, it’s clear that I allowed resentment and bitterness to build in my heart. I wanted to write him, but my words would not have been charitable. Praise God, He kept me from it until I could hear this talk. Thank you Father for your wisdom!!

Fr. Dwight, I thoroughly enjoy your book “Immortal Combat” I love how you write about the 3R’s and the 3P’s in the book. I highly recommend that everyone pick up a copy of the book if you have not done so already.

This talk really spoke to my soul. Thank you so much Father.

I appreciate the how to deal with each case and especially the one about taking responsibility. Many times this can only be done by the power of the Holy Spirit. This resentment can build up most with the people we love. Then it becomes a matter of following Saint Pauls admonishment to not let the sun go down on our troubles. Lots of times it’s not easy even when we pray continuously to the Holy Spirit to help us get through the mess we find ourselves in. Thanks

Thanks so much! I understand resentment so much better. I finally get taking responsibility for bitterness.

Thank you Father for a wonderful talk! Just started the book and look forward to continuing it. God Bless!

Outstanding. I would add that it begins from our understanding of fairness. If we believe something is unfair.. We want justice. That is the message of Job. Unfortunately people who are trapped cannot see themselves except as victims. It is resistant to cognitive restructuring but can be challenged by having the victim understand that their portrayal if themselves as total victim is disempowering. They have abilities etc and are far more than victims. I know it is a men’s conference but I could not resist. Bravo… Karine

Fabulous talk Father! I’ve recently become incredibly engaged with studying the concept of Forgiveness, which I think you really beautifully touched upon in how you highlighted the case of resenting parents – sometimes forgiveness is such a beautiful tool for our own healing, let alone a vital part in redeeming others. Confession can be such a wonderful way to unburden your sins to the Lord, we don’t always think about how doing so can help others heal too. I look forward to reading your book!

A fantastic talk – I definitely recognise that I have built up resentment over the years for various reasons. This talked has helped me recognise that I need some spiritual healing in this area.

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