Episode 13 of the At The Well podcast is now available.
In this month’s episode, co-hosts Catholic Youth Parramatta’s Local Engagement Leader, Qwayne Guevara, and Assistant Director Rosie Drum mgl, and writer and mother Joy Adan, discuss dealing with a dark past and how to move forward in Christ.
Qwayne said, “This is a really good topic because I fell as though there are a lot of us who perhaps have things that we’ve kept hidden, and what I’ve grown to understand is that unless you bring things into the light, the Lord is not able to do His thing.”
Joy explained, “The lie of shame is the devil literally saying to you ‘there is something wrong with you and you are not worthy of love.’ But the entire message of God, and in the Gospel in particular, is God comes to all of us and He sees us exactly where we are, and He loves us exactly for who we are, and He will take anything that we give Him and He will transform it with His love, and we are worthy of that love.
“That love doesn’t leave us there, where we are, that love transforms us and calls us to be better,” she said.
The idea to start a podcast for women followed the success of several “At the Well” evenings for young women, which were inspired by the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference’s Year of Youth.
The podcast, the hosts explain, is a chance to build on the joys of the At The Well evenings on a more regular basis, a chance to give a feminine perspective on questions of faith and life, and to continue the conversations sparked during the face-to-face gatherings.
At The Well is an initiative of the Diocese of Parramatta, through its youth ministry Catholic Youth Parramatta.
You can listen to this podcast and the previous episodes on The Well. You can also tune in via Soundcloud by visiting tinyurl.com/atthewellcyp and on Spotify by searching for ‘Catholic Youth Parramatta’.
You can submit your questions or contact the hosts through the At The Well Facebook group.