Positive Psychology and the Gospel  

By Rev. Michael Lessard, CEO of Pastoral Care Associates A movement of philosophical and psychological thought has gained a pervasive hold on the media, politics, education, religion and corporate America. It is called Positive Psychology and our culture is swimming in it. It was first promoted by Martin Seligman as a response to the model of mental illness and therapy that, until the 1990s, focused on treatment and ongoing medical and therapeutic interventions (Seligman & Csikszentmihali, 2000). Seligman wanted to…