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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.

 

https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/restart/

via Daily Prompt: Restart

 

 

Just Because

I found this quite by accident TODAY!

Today I asked Our Blessed Mother to show me what to post; what does the world need to hear? I asked her.

After scrolling through my feeds, for some strange reason, I came across this and something told me to watch it! And I did; hopefully, you will too!

I had no idea that during the commercial breaks this was going on with the audience. In truth, I seldom watch this show.

Only 6Sentence

A Stroke of Genius

One day in ordinary/uninspired times, I found myself walking along the sandy beach, thinking of the miserable conditions in the world today, and listening to the waves as the tide was coming in.

Suddenly, I had a STROKE of genius.


Why not pray to the Great, Almighty, Powerful God to bring all His enemies to naught; why not!. That would cause them (His enemies) to fail with the constant instilling of fear.


Please, oh Lord, be not our Judge but our Savior. We pray!

GirlieOnTheEdge = Six Sentence

Word of the Day Challenge

Poem — The Wind does blow

First, lock us up with a new plague!
Grounding!
The price of gas is what?  They say!
Grounded again!
Close the churches; they just might pray
Locked!
The world looks suddenly so vague!
Started with forbidding to pray.
Almighty Powerful God; out!
Ground them who refuse to obey
Everything must now be our way.
These radicals all-day long tout
Our way or no way we convey!
Yet, the wind does blow today.
Remember the end, the story.
Forget not our flag, Old Glory.
God brings His enemies to naught.
His perfect timing, we are taught.




#W.O.T.D.

Politics

This is INTERESTING

Now, healthy young people who suddenly die without any medical explanation are said to have died from Sudden Adult Death Syndrome (SADS) rather than from vaccines.

https://nworeport.me/2022/06/09/sudden-vaccines-deaths-are-now-so-common-theyve-assigned-a-syndrome-name-for-it-sudden-adult-death-syndrome-sads/

This too! Just found in my email!

Share your World

Questions with Answers when Sharing Your World

When you were a kid, did you eat the crusts on your sandwich or not?

I still do not eat the crust of my sandwich. Instead, I cut it into small pieces and feed the wild birds outside.

Are you a fan of musicals—why or why not?

I enjoy classical musicals because they make me happy!

Is it difficult to do what you do? (for a living, hobby etc.). If you’re retired, what you ‘did’ previously for a job can be substituted.

Yes, I am retired. Before that, I was a realtor, and it was very easy and, for the most part, a challenge! I always got along with all types of personalities and had a knack for figuring out what they needed mainly; the women always bought on emotion the man was thinking “investment.”

What’s the best concert you’ve ever been to? (Doesn’t have to be a rock concert either).

I enjoyed all concerts I attended since I didn’t waste time on things I didn’t want to be entertained by; concerts, movies, plays, or whatever. No surprises, since one usually knows ahead of time or should know something about them.     

GRATITUDE SECTION

I have always been grateful for where God has placed me in the world; I regret ever having offended Him and never pray again to offend Him.  

#SHARING

Politics

2000 Mules, have you seen it?!

Hi everyone, I am still here, but my life has been taking much of my thoughts, along with my precious time.

Today I am gifted with two precious new baby boys, born ten days apart; looking at their darling faces, fingers, and toes makes me wonder how anyone could dare to destroy their lives at any time.
Tomorrow is Pentecost Sunday, a very holy day for Traditional Catholics and should be for everyone worldwide. What a wonderful world this would be if we all recognized the truth of God. Yes, my life, for some reason, has taken what seems to be a turn; I feel as if God is trying to get my attention. I need silence at this time! That is when I hear His voice.

I found this email in my email box. At first, I ignored it and did not want to watch it, but something kept nagging me, so I watched and said I don’t know what to think. It is hard for me to believe we who live in America have slipped this far and are soon living without freedom. I have always been grateful for freedom, but what can we expect when the world wants God out!

If any of the readers are curious enough to watch this link, a link that is hard to find, one of those that “they” will deny repeatedly, makes me wonder if it is true.

Christian Belief, true story

Today is NOT an ordinary day

For many people, it will be just another day, but it is NOT because …

Ascension Day is officially celebrated on a Thursday the 40th day of Easter. That is TODAY! Today is NOT your ordinary Thursday; it is an extraordinary Day with Traditional Catholics, as it has continuously since Easter been known as Ascension Thursday.

“Imagine yourself, my soul, present on this day on the Mount of Olives; imagine yourself standing amongst the disciples of our Lord, gazing at your Saviour while He takes leave of His followers, gives them His final blessing, and then slowly rises up into Heaven. When you have vividly realized this marvelous scene, proceed to meditate upon the following points:

1st. At the very same instant in which our Lord was lifted from the earth and began slowly to soar upwards to Heaven, the souls of the just men of earlier times who were in Limbo rose also, in order, together with their Redeemer, with their heavenly King, to make their triumphal entry into the Heaven. Their portals were opened to all believers. What joy, what rapture must have filled the hearts of that saintly band, the venerable patriarchs and holy prophets, the great men and pious women of the Old Dispensation, for whom, released at length from their tedious captivity of a thousand years, the time has now come to enter with delight into the heavenly Jerusalem! And as once before, when Jesus came down from Heaven to earth, the angels ascended and descended, so they doubtless did on this happy occasion when their Lord and King returned to the Heaven He had left. Fix your attention upon the glory, the jubilation, the triumph that attended our Lord’s Ascension, and when you have to some extent realized it you may consider next:

2d. How fully the prediction of the Royal Prophet which the Church takes upon her lips today was accomplished: “Thou hast ascended on high; Thou hast led captivity captive.” (Ps. Ixvii. 19.) Our Lord took with Him to Heaven captives of two kinds. These were the souls of the just, who had for so long a time waited in captivity in Limbo, and there were also His beloved Mother and the apostles, who, being still held in bondage in the prison of the body, could not follow Him actually, though they could follow Him spiritually, inasmuch as they were consumed with longing to ascend at once with Him into Heaven. From the time of His departure, despising all earthly things, they only aspired to heavenly things and yearned more and more after them, anticipating with holy impatience the day when they would see God and dwell with Him forever in Heaven. My soul, if you are conscious of yet clinging with your affections to the things of time and sense, pray God that on His Ascension this day into Heaven, He would take your heart captive and draw it thither after Him.

3d. Consider how a bright cloud received our Lord and gradually veiled Him from His disciple’s sight. There they remained standing, in hallowed silence, for the Scriptures do not mention a single word having been spoken by them; their souls too full for words, divided between the sorrow of parting, regretful desire, and eager aspiration. If you, my soul, experience similar emotions, if with Thomas à Kempis you are fain to say: “When, good Jesus, shall I contemplate the glory of Thy kingdom? When shall I be with Thee in Thy kingdom which Thou hast prepared for Thy beloved from all eternity? “then listen to the reply which our Lord gives you, speaking in the words of this admirable little book: “Wait a little while, and thou shalt see a speedy end of evils; meanwhile labor faithfully in My vineyard; I will be thy reward. Write, read, sing, sigh, keep silence, pray, bear thy crosses manfully; eternal life is worthy of all these and greater combats.” (Imit. iii. ch. 47.) Forget not this saying of our Lord: “The kingdom of heaven suffereth violence and the violent bear it away.” (St. Matt, xi. 12.).”  

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