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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.

via Daily Prompt: Restart



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The Book of Wisdom

I bet walking along, alone on the beach reminds us that our life’s journey is only one way. We need the wisdom to get through it. Wisdom is the prompt for today from the beach.

Also Wisdom

The book of Wisdom is a book within the Catholic Bible in the Latin tradition, a book that is omitted (among seven others) from the Protestant Bible. It is known as the Wisdom of Solomon. It also contains many prophecies of Christ’s coming, passion, resurrection, and other Christian mysteries.

One favorite quote of mine is from the book of Wisdom Chapter 1, verse 4
“For wisdom will not enter into a malicious soul, nor dwell in a body subject to sins.”

The Bible quote above explains much about today’s politicians throughout the world.

Don’t miss the following other prompt details below:

Looking today at what bloggers everywhere are paying attention notice that

Some other favorite quotes of mine are below because the make sense to me!
"The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing."
― Socrates

"Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to reform (or pause and reflect)."
― Mark Twain


Borrowed means we must give it back

Today I take the challenge from letitbleed — the prompt word is LIFE.

My story is about what I am doing lately, and that is my life.


I usually don't write too much about my personal life unless I think my life experience will help another person.
I recently started watching a series of videos about a Catholic Saint, wishing I could be that good.  Knowing that we can only be favored according to how much God gives us His grace.  "But by the grace of God, I am what I am;  1 Corinthians 15;10)   Or "And do not forget to do good, and to impart; for by such sacrifices God's favor is obtained." Hebrews 13:16)  This series was inspirational with many profound statements; this particular one has been constantly on my mind.
To set the stage a little, imagine a religious family living in the mid-1800s.

During their life (as no doubt all our lives,) they/we suffered through several loved ones' deaths.  (Watching the grieving families brought memories to mind.)

Back to the video:    The elderly grandmother trying to console her family while languishing in their tears of several recent setbacks.  Through  the elderly woman's wisdom, she said to them, "Everything we have in life is borrowed, and someday we have to give it all back."

Don't you see the wisdom in those words?  It reminds me of my daughter she lost her son (over twenty years ago)  when he was only three years old, I remember soon after his death I was speaking to her about him, and she said,  "I feel that he was lent to me for just a little while, and I had to give him back."

P.S.  I just noticed this challenge is almost two years old.  Found the link on CEE's challenge page.  Oooopsie! 

Only 6Sentence

Very Short six sentence story

The prompt word is “SHELTER”

Just a simple story, I notice lately I enjoy writing poems, short stories, and photo prompts here is one short story for Girlie on the edge.

Waking and thinking about my day off, what should I do today? First, I need that cup of coffee! As she walked around the room, getting her thoughts together, waiting for that cup of coffee, she wondered if the world was still out there, turning on the news to a strange noise; din din din din din din … & words flashing across the screen. 

B R E A K I N G N E W S….  A Voice … Everyone Shelter in Place.  

What Now, she screamed as details from the news rung out, “a new variant just discovered.”  

She went back to bed!

Photo Challenge

Haydock commentary of Bible Verse on Less is More

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St.Pauls speaks of himself.

Douay-Rheims  “But I most gladly will spend and be spent myself for your souls: although, loving you more, I be loved less.” 2 Corinthians 12; 15

The commentary from Haydock is below:

2 Corinthians chapter 12 Catholic Bible Commentary 1859 edition of Haydock Ver. 15. most gladly will spend [2] all, and even my life, for your sake, and so as to be spent, and even sacrificed, for your souls; though the more I love you, the less you or some of you love me, a kind and modest reproach.

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