Just Because

Talking Therapy vs Catholic Confession

To make a comparison between “Talking Therapy” and the Catholic Sacrament of Confession, both begin with talking to a trained person about negative thoughts and feelings to make positive changes.

One is free while the other has a fee, and rightly a good therapist deserves their compensation. The priest on the other-hand is accustomed to waiting for his reward.

Talking with a True priest is done secretly, behind closed doors to diminish the pain of accusing ourselves of sinful deeds.

The talking therapy technique is face to face giving the professional an opportunity to categorize the situations as mental health problems in general. Talking therapies give people the chance to explore their thoughts and feelings and the effect they have on their behavior. Counseling of this type is probably ideal for people who are healthy but need help coping with a current crisis. While the person choosing Confession knows already, because of their faith, on the effect of their behavior due to their human weakness.

Both the priest or an occupational therapist will admit talking always helps people who are distressed by a complicated past or are currently having a conflict of conscience.

The most significant difference and benefits with the Sacrament of Confession are knowing we receive a restart in life, a brand new page to begin again. How do I know? The Bible tells us so! Speaking to the Church, “Whose sins you shall forgive, they are forgiven them; and whose sins you shall retain, they are retained.”[John 20:23] Retained in the sense of the word meaning the penitent had no sorrow.

I imagine “sorrow” would be an emotion therapist enjoy seeing within their patient’s recovery, especially when dealing with “guilt.”

Protestants like to laugh at Catholics, and that too is good therapy, laughter is natural medicine. It lifts our spirits and makes us feel happy. They laugh at Catholics who often receive the Sacrament of Confession and leave the confessional with their RESTART; only to fall again. But in honestly those who opt an adventure of “Talking Therapy” also take that same walk over and over.

Remember too, those of you who believe in God, better to receive from Him an “E” for effort, than a “D” for despair.

 

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via Daily Prompt: Restart

poetry

SEEK AND YOU SHALL FIND!

I love this challenge, Paint Chip poetry, the chips are seen below:

If you haven’t tried it yet, it’s fun and always a healthy dare; click here for the PROMPT.

My Poem below titled SEEK AND YOU SHALL FIND

While searching, wash the SAWDUST from your eyes
Turn away from those ever ENDLESS DUNES
While hunting those desired FRIENDS FOREVER!
Seek high and low valued FOREVER FRIENDS.

Finely finding that APPLE OF YOUR EYE
Friends fitting tightly; a BALLET SLIPPER
With bonds overgrowing as JACK’s BEANSTALK!
Not flourishing cold as a KITTENS NOSE!

Remember friends who take you off from God
Turn away from those ever ENDLESS DUNES.
STOP! Change direction; exit that SCHOOL BUS
While searching — wash the SAWDUST from your eyes!

poetry, Word Prompts

Worth waiting for in POETRY

Let’s have a look-see at the paint chips because its time to paint,  our CHIPS can be viewed below.

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Pining away thoughts of future
Reflection through a looking glass.
The other side of life appeared.

Seeing Heaven a perfect place
Worth waiting for STOP return, don’t
Look back— forget Disco fever!

Seek toward that field of poppies
A nursery, tulips in spring
Follow the scent of sweet Iris.

#FOWC, Photo Challenge, Word Prompts

Today, my Birthday #FOWC

May 18, 2020, and to Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (aka, FOWC) designed for me — PHOTOGRAPH  Photo of my wedding and one of myself and baby number one.

Since today is special to me, I composed a little poem, added a few photographs — thank you Fandango for the inspiration!  EIGHTY YEARS OLD todayme

Cinquains poetry
At the most basic level, a cinquain is a five-line poem or stanza. The poem has one topic, and the details describe the topic’s actions and feelings. They have 2 syllables in the first line, 4 in the second, 6 in the third, 8 in the fourth line, and just 2 in the last line.

Birthday
Today in May
Thinking of my mother
Her joy and happiness for me
Person

Ah! Another Challenge, Mindlovesmisery's, poetry

Why are we here? Welsh Poetry

What a challenge!  I tried!  See below

Rhupunt is a Welsh poetry form. Here are the guidelines for the rhupunt:

  • The form can be broken down into lines or stanzas
  • Each line or stanza contains 3 to 5 sections
  • Each section has 4 syllables
  • All but the final section rhyme with each other
  • The final section of each line or stanza rhymes with the final section of the other lines or stanzas

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why are we here
to drink a beer
to add some cheer
a bad omen

seek a good friend
but learn to bend
stretch to the end
write a poem

keep it simple
nothing sinful
see the steeple
you’re almost home

dVerse, poetry, Word Prompts

I WONDER

Here we are again; time to paint a little, our PAINT CHIPS can be viewed below.

I WONDER

Where is Heaven? Immortal,
As an Aloe Vera plant!
Hidden — a total eclipse.
Where is this place we wonder
Wishful key to happiness!

Visualize the sunset
Looking at the Orion!
We rest near a calm marine.
Dreams of angels rolling out
That red carpet for winners!

Sorrowful tearful eyes seek
Cliff dwellings to hide within —
Lost their key to happiness,
Do they continually
Meditate where Heaven is?

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