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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

 

 

Ah! Another Challenge

God said, “Let there be light.”

“Give light, and the darkness will disappear of itself.”
by Desiderius Erasmus


“Let their way become dark and slippery, and let the angel of the Lord pursue them.” Psalms 34:6

God said, “Let there be light.”
Did He create dark as well, or
was darkness always there?
I wonder. Dark the absence of light!

WQWWC

Daily Word Prompt

The Great Reset

Inspired to write on this subject from a recent sermon last Sunday.

AND

Prompted to Show or tell of that darkness and that light, and how one outweighs the other, with that I begin.

Allow me to explain the dark side of a new proposal; a high-profiled group calls for “The Great Reset.” They say all countries must participate in this reset of capitalism.
Readers here surely must have heard this term spoken of more recently since the Covid-19 crisis.
There is an urgent need for global stakeholders to cooperate in simultaneously managing the direct consequences of the COVID-19 crisis, thinking they can improve the world’s state.
We need a RESET for the entire world, but NOT as complicated and dark
as explained by the high-profiled elite.

Now the bright side of the word RESET!
A reset simply put, we need God in our life. God in our schools, the government in the world. That is the brightness of the Great Reset.
The light within the word RESET!

A note to the atheist reading here, this Brightside of the word RESET, does not take away your freedom; you will always have your Godgiven FREEWILL. At the same time, those who believe will have our RIGHT to pray—the best of two worlds. Speaking of the world, I am reminded of a little story told to me as a child.

Imagine this mother trying to find something for her little son to occupy himself while she needed some time alone. She found an image of the world in this magazine and tore it into tiny pieces, then told her son to think of it as a puzzle and put it in order. He did it in a few short seconds. Much to his mother’s astonishment, she said, “how did you do that so fast”?
The boy said, “Oh! on the other side of the picture was a man, and if you get him correct, the world is correct too.”

Ah! Another Challenge

Picture Revealed its Secret at #50WordThurs

Photo plus line Challenge is what this post is all about, just for fun! Click here to read the rules and line challenge which is bolded in the story below. Join in, it’s fun!

First the photo

The Story

“Mama,” she cried, “If the world is so big, why do we have to live here?

Her mother would hear this same question over again. Lily went to the desk; started to look at the lovely pictures in some family magazines gathered over the years.

Suddenly she gave a large “wow.” Running over to show her mother a large, colorful picture.

She had looked on so many unlovely places in her life, poor child, but this was as lovely as anything she had ever dreamed.

“See, mama, I told you the world is big; look at how lovely this is.”

Tanka Tuesday by Colleen Chesbro

Hidden from the Blind

Today on Tanka Tuesday, not limited to only Tanka Poetry, we are challenged to use the below haiku to inspire us. Let Sue Vincent be our theme; Sue is ONE OF OUR MANY FABULOUS BLOGGERS HERE.

clouds cover the moon,
beyond dawn's pale horizon
sun rises unseen

©2020 Sue Vincent


Thank you for reading my interpretation below:

Appears to be dark

Today — hidden from the blind

Contemplation, hope

A Haiku

Photo Challenge

It All Starts

It all starts on day one; the clock!
Tick tock the first birthday!
More and more birthday cakes;
before you know it, you’re old!
My great-granddaughter asks
Grandma, “why are your fingers all crooked?”
“I had too many birthdays,” I said.
“Oh!” She said.

#Keepitalive
#Whatdoyousee
#WDYS

WDYS https://lifeafter50forwomen.com/2020/11/23/what-do-you-see-57-november-23-2020/

Just Because

World in Crisis, I Dare You!

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Whether you believe the recent selection of President in USA or the virus everyone speaks about are instilling fear. STOP IT! Fear Not!

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Enjoy your family this coming Thanksgiving. Enjoy this delicious sweet recipe below; always a Holiday treat!

The only difficult action of this recipe is in the rolling of them into a roll before they cool off.

I dare you to try!

Your family, friends will love these.

DIRECTIONS:

Two egg whites (room temp. beat until stiff)

1/2 cup of sugar

1/3 cup SIFTED flour

1Teaspoon of almond extract

3Tablespoons of butter

1/3 cup finely chopped almonds

Confectioners sugar

Sprinkle sugar over the stiffly beaten egg whites and carefully fold in the flour, melted butter, almond extract, and chopped almonds.

Drop batter by teaspoon on a WELL BUTTERED PAN; spread each into a thin circle—Bake at 375 degrees for only 5 MINUTES. Cookies are ready when slightly brown around the edges.  Work quickly to roll while keeping them warm; if they cool too fast, you will not be able to shape them in a roll. Better to bake only a few at a time for that reason.  

Sprinkle each with powdered sugar.   yummy! JHappy Thanksgiving from my blog to your blog.

Now you are wondering, and this is the real crisis. What do I do with the two egg yokes after separating the whites from the yokes.
Suggestion, add another egg to them and make scrambled eggs, or find another recipe that only requires two yokes.

Tanka Tuesday by Colleen Chesbro

An Appointment with God — Believe it or Not!

It’s the third week of the month! Time for an Ekphrastic #PhotoPrompthttps://wordcraftpoetry.com/2020/11/17/weekly-tanka-tuesday-poetry-challenge-no-203-ekphrastic-photoprompt/

This eerie image reminds me of an appointment we all have.


Judgement Day

TRUTH

Judgement Day, we dread
Clothed in nakedness, exposed
Reflection echoes
Deeds, words our entire life
All alone myself with God

Ragtag Daily Prompt / RDP, Word Prompts

Please Allow me to EXPLAIN

I couldn’t resist these two prompt words from two different bloggers here on WordPress. CREDENCE and LUMINESCENCE

Not wanting to sound preachy or assertive; if I do, I apologize; I wanted you to know, especially those who embrace Christianity or think about it.

My post today is about a LUMINESCENCE Flower, a Forever Flower.
What is this a Forever Flower, you may ask? Speaking now of Jesus arouses another question; belief or CREDENCE of why Catholics honor His Mother? She is the Forever Flower and misunderstood by many. It grieves my heart that so many who consider they are Christians yet, miss the inspiration of her privileged grace.

They seem to mistaken her place as a glory possessed by her, not given by God, Himself. Meaning, she who forever, always in His mind, at the perfect time, He created His Masterpiece. His plan! God, who is all-knowing, KNEW.

Allow me, please to explain.

“And there are three who give testimony in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost. And these three are one.” 1John 5;7
The Word is Jesus, who, as prophesized, would become A Man with, along with His Divine nature, would have a human nature. Therefore, He needed a human Mother. Consider a woman who would carry God; had to be perfect because God is perfect. Thinking; of the Ark — “So the priests and the Levites were sanctified, to carry the ark of the Lord the God of Israel.” 1 Paralipoenon 1 Chronicles 15-14

To dishonor, His Mother is to dishonor Jesus along with His Will, His plan.

As Jesus came to us through Mary, we imitate Him and find Jesus through Mary’s Forever Flower of grace growing in souls who understand this mystery.

“Because he hath regarded the humility of his handmaid; for behold from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.” Luke 1;48

The Forever Flower of Grace