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M.

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Hello World Wide Web!
Welcome to virtual lessons in pastoral counseling. I’ll be your host, M Mullan. Today’s society is doubtful, but one must strive not to fall prey to the latest trends of thought at the loss of a richer understanding of the human person. The time old axiom is still true; one cannot see the wind but knows it is there. In this society, it is a cultural battle to have faith in that which cannot be seen, but that does not mean it is not there or unimportant. If one does not recognize the soul, they will no sooner be able to recognize its importance in healing.

The Soul of Healing

“Oh, my soul!” have countless poets proclaimed in pain. Shakespeare, Homer, Poe, and many more have derived the soulful expanse of their pain in simple but stunning statements such as this. Indeed, we can see and even feel in pain, something more, something as deep as our soul. It is as if the depth and intensity of one’s pain makes us question greater realities

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What in Heaven is Pastoral Counseling?

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What is pastoral counseling? This has been the question with which I have been wrestling for almost a month now. You know those times when we flip and twist and cramp our brain muscles over something? I have become an Olympic champion at mental gymnastics. I wish I could say I have had an epiphany of the “correct” answer to this question but I don’t think that is the correct perspective.

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