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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

 

 

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BEWARE of the Globalist in poetry

Will add this poem to dVerse OPEN LINK. Very fitting for today although written almost 2 years ago.

I Believe, BECAUSE -

My post here is an acceptance of Colleen Chesebro Challenge Tanka Poetry; her challenge is to use the synonyms for the words “Cold and Safe” look for the synonym underlined.
To join our fun, please click here and jump right in.

An Etheree Poem, my first composed.

Waiting to see who wins, the LEFT or the RIGHT.

Why
Are there
What we call
The Globalist?
Distant without sound
Logic — Frozen freedom
Where there was the trustworthy
Now a future lukewarm to truth
Producing emotionless robots
Dead to all contemplative ideals!

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I Believe Because, true story

I Believe, Because, a series

Some readers may enjoy this series; some may not, but thank you in advance for your patience. Reading here, the why of it!

Post number one of why I BELIEVE IN GOD.

Most importantly, know that God does not need us; we need Him.

He created us with this inner desire to seek Him. Most of the time, we try to fill that void with material things; we feel fulfilled for a short time until we begin to hunger again.

God wants us to be happy and gave us a rule book to be satisfied, the Ten Commandments. He wrote them in stone; they will NOT CHANGE, with the times.

Atheists like to say, if there is a God, He hates us because we suffer.

God loves order, look at the universe and His creations, if there were no God, how is it possible that nature has order. Evil loves confusion; look at what is going on today in the world. We are in a spiritual battle! God allows it because man desires not to obey Him who created us. Therefore God, like a good parent, sees us.

Parents, too, the ones who CARE. Parents depending on the child’s age will leave them alone to make their own mistakes (to learn), the younger ones a parent might remove some privilege—grounding them, taking away a treasured “whatever,” hoping to get them on the right track again. God does that also when He sees humans going in a harmful direction; He allows them what they pray for even if it leads them to mistakes. We control much of our confusion, and many times the innocent are caught up in it. Like weeding your garden, some of the good gets pulled out with the weeds. That is life!

Let us, however, start from the beginning. God in the Heaven, Father the Creator, Son the Redeemer, and Holy Ghost the guide and giver of

Gifts. All Three but One God. A Mystery of our Faith! Be as little children.

The One True God was so happy because where God resided was perfect. So perfect, they wanted to share it! It is written they said, “Let us make man to our image and likeness: and let man have dominion over the fishes of the sea, and the fowls of the air, and the beasts, and the whole earth, and every creeping creature that moveth upon the earth.” Genesis 1:26

Notice it is written the word “US,” plural, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Image and likeness refer to our immortal soul. Other creations had a mortal soul, in that when life was absent, the soul no longer existed.

God did not want us to be robots; He wants us to love Him. Heaven was open to us until sin came into the world.

Heaven was shut because of sin, but God the Redeemer was so willing to sacrifice, and God His Father agreed to be appeased by His willingness.

A wink of God’s eyes could have again opened the gates of Heaven, but would you have known His love, seen His example of His life in the name of Jesus, appreciated Him, and what limits your creator was willing to go for you.

Atheism says God hates us because we suffer. Study His life and see suffering, poverty, pain, misunderstanding, death. The Jewish nation, His people, never denied what is written of Him in that regard.

I believe because I prayed.

I believe because God proved what was prophesied beforehand, (Old Testament) and for over 2000 years, no one has proved otherwise.

(to be continued)

 

 

 

 

Ah! Another Challenge, Politics, Word Prompts

Do Beeee of Good CHARACTER

The prompt today is the word “Character.”  I love prompts because they always make me dust off my brain.  I only wish I had the time to participate in them all, but I do have a life outside this “box” of electronics.  Today I plan to clean out my shed, I better put on my mask to protect me from the dust.  LOL!

Here is my take today on the subject of Character click if you want to join.

Today the world is living with so many different characters and trying to get along is a challenge itself. — A confusion wrought by change, black is now white, right is now wrong, but what was wrong is now the new normal.

There is a conspiracy to rid the world of God. Anyone who denies this is either part of it or one with their head in the sand. How do I know this, LOOK AROUND?

In my 80 years of life, I have met many characters most with integrity, others eccentric, or cranks. Lucky me, I get along with all of them, some better than others. They all have something to give.

The world is so filled today with chaos; who are we, or mainly who am I to say who is correct or mistaken to believe in a conspiracy. I have reached to point in my life, to pray for truth, let the world go by, and hope that when it stops for me to get off, I will be ready to face God when He asks me like He will ask all of us. HOW DID YOU KEEP THE FAITH?

 

Eugi's Weekly, Tanka Tuesday by Colleen Chesbro

Poetry in August

Two of my favorite challengers in one post

Colleen’s 2020 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge, AND

ta-da ♫ … Eugi’s Weekly Prompt, this week “AUGUST

Thank you for viewing my Tanka Poem about the Month of August.

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Flowers still blooming
Four more months until Christmas
My daughter’s birthday
August 15 Holy Day
What’s not to like in August

 

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August 15th Holy Day of Assumption

 

 

 

I Believe Because

I Believe Because

Thinking of my recent followers, now, for some time, I notice several are atheistic.
I feel compelled to explain why I believe in God since many of my followers are doubters.
Thinking along these lines journeyed deep into my nature as to why I believe in God. I have always accepted, but there was a time when I doubted. It was that time in my life I wanted my will to be done; therefore, I pushed God on the back burner. I notice something was amiss in my life; it was peace, so I began to pray again. With prayer anew, daily activities resulted at the end of unrest. This END forced me to the BEGINNING of peace.

Why do I believe in God? I will write about in subsequent writings beginning with a series of posts.

Today with this post I believe, because I pray!

  1.   “I Believe Because,” a series part one. 

 

poetry, Word Prompts

Once upon a time

The Challenge create a poem from paint chips!

Paint Chips for poetry

 

 

Once upon a time, time was unknown.
Father God created from His Throne!
God must love the purple-colored tones!

From the kingly royal purple robes
Jacaranda trees over the globe.
Science of ultraviolet probes

The deep purple of the blackberry
The song of the purple canary
Color purple quite legendary.

Once upon a time, obedience was known!

#FOWC, Just Because, opinion

What If !!!

The word today from the famous Fandango is PERFUNCTORY!

Fight with delight, fight the fight, these statues the “peaceful” unthinking, perfunctory protestors are tearing down, have had enough.  BEWARE!

You will have to agree, I feel, these images below are certainly perfunctory, glib, or at least artful, depending on how you look at things.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

dVerse, poetry

dVerse Haiku Sequence a Poem!

dVerse inspired

Is That You, Lord!

Passing by the Church
Come! a voice seemed to whisper
Me myself with God!

Tiptoeing alone
Pausing at giant statues                                    Image1
Walking to and fro.

Faces fixed in place
I can almost hear them speak
staring long enough.

Candles flickering
Shadows dancing; is that You?
Marbled eyes peering!