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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

 

 

Politics

Next Time Think Before You Vote!

A medical doctor professes hundreds of congressional lawmakers, family members and staffers have received Covid-19 preventative care that included an ivermectin regimen – and kept those facts from the American people.

If there will be a NEXT TIME!

Carrot Ranch

Free Will Choice we all have one

Still time to enter your 99-word story at Carrot Ranch —

October 7, 2021, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story that includes whispers. It can be beautiful or creepy and any genre. Where are the whispers, who are they from, and what do they say if they say anything at all. Go where the prompt leads!

Respond by October 12, 2021

Shhhh! Quiet, don’t say a word; listen now.
Be very still and with your mind; ask HIM!
Feel the calmness, the peace;
you can almost hear the whisper.
“Here I am.” It speaks. Give ear to the whisper.
The voice that says, “come!”
The battle begins, the distractions, our mind wanders, and we all know why; next, we hear that eerie, dark, sinister voice, shaky almost sing-song. We listen, we hear the call to our mind the word…M I N E!
Forgetting that peaceful moment, we wake and carry on with the voice that called us to them. MINE!

Photo Challenge

I REPEAT!!!

Welcome to your perma-late prompt for The Cosmic Photo Challenge. Today the prompt is REPETITION!

I hope you find my participation fun for everyone!

Did I say HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ALL THE OCTOBER READERS HERE! If not …

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FSS, Supernatural Reality

I Confess

Another believe it or not story!

I heard the music as I entered the room, but all that was in my imagination since the room was empty and very still. I knew it was only an illusion because it happens now and then.   

Whenever my mind turns to the wonder of God, the evil one works a trick on my sense of hearing mainly, hearing. I have reached the age to reason that this distraction happens whenever I pray or meditate on His Will.  

The evil one leaves you alone when he has you where he wants you. Please don’t believe me, try it! Begin to pray sincerely, ask God to help you save your soul, and the diversion begins.  

The above story was inspired by Fantango’s Story Starter, he starts off by offering a phrase to inspire a story, today the phrase is underlined above.

What comes to your mind when you think on the phrase, join us and share your story by clicking here for details. Click

Only 6Sentence

Six Sentence Story — continued

Continued from previous post Titled: Better Late than Never!
Prompt word is FOUNTAIN — In case you missed it, click here

“I am Alpha and Omega; the beginning and the end. To him that thirsteth, I will give of the fountain of the water of life, freely.” Revelation 21:6
God puts it into our hearts to search for this fountain of the water of life; the Sacraments, there are seven. Seven days in the week, seven colors in the rainbow, and seven sacraments of the Church. Seven Fountains help us get through the pearly gates when we reach our goal. Are we lost if we don’t find them — the Church teaches only God can judge based on the opportunities He provided us to find HIS Fountains?

Only 6Sentence

Better Late than Never!

Okay, I’ll try this Six Sentence Story challenge; a little late prompt, was initiated from Sunday October third — FOUNTAIN

The way I understand the rules, the following Wed. this story will continue! OH WoW THAT’S TODay!

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Take the word “fountain.” The fountain has a lot of different meanings for different people; most definitions remind me of water (but not all) . When we are born, hopefully, our parents take us to the Fountain of Baptism which makes us a child of God.

Consider the “Fountain of youth with stories as we grow older, although fictional in nature, searching for YOUTH. You know finding the fountain, drinking the water, etc., depending on how much we drink, we go back to our youth; the journey backward is an adventure in itself.

In truth far better to search for that TRUE FOUNTAIN that takes you forward to your goal in life, onward we go!

Onward we go!


FFFC

I Took Fandango’s challenge, so fun!

FFFC

Could you believe this!
I just got married, my wife of only a few hours ago,    handed me this sewing machine we just received as a gift.  She said, "honey could you go outside, take this, and fix the problem out there.  She smiled and added, I dare you!"  
So here I am!
 "Oh, those three cops behind me;  so funny, they are asking that driver for his vaccination card."