What To Do With A Malfunctioning Brain

Every event I speak at people approach me and thank me for writing about mental illness.  It reminds me why I have chosen to be public about my own struggles, and I’m always so grateful.

A moment ago I got into such a conversation with a woman named Dini, who is the proud owner of a psychological affliction of her own.  She said something that resonated with me and so I thought I’d share.

I know my brain is telling me things that aren’t true.  I know I can’t help but be irrational on certain subjects.  And so I go to my therapist and I take my pills.  But if a Christian’s brain is telling them something that’s in conflict with reality, they get lauded for having faith.

One of those reactions is responsible and sane.  The other is a cognitive failure.

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