Our over-confidence disappears through sharing and confession and we are much happier when we recognize this. It also gives us a mutual understanding and the serenity that comes from trust.
As another convicted criminal comes to Broadway tonight, I wonder about the role theatre plays, as therapy, as career, as vehicle. Can people transcend their past, can they come to terms with it, and will audiences accept them if they do? Or are we always in the jury box, dozens upon dozens of angry men and women all, rendering our own particular verdict?
Penance for me over the past week has meant re-immersing myself again and again in conversation with Christ, each time hearing God's invitation more clearly to be the source of my ongoing healing.
The initial feelings that rushed over me after hearing the announcement that we're pulling out of Iraq were of deep relief. But then they turned to deep sadness over the terrible cost of a war that was always wrong: intellectually, politically, strategically and, above all, morally.
While some users might consider "Confession" little more than a gimmick, its creators appear to be serious about their intent: to draw more Catholics back to the church.
Culture & Arts
While I salute Clayman's courage in using the documentary format as a form of therapy to produce a film of surprising intimacy
Being a therapist is not too different in some ways from being a copywriter, when you think about it. It's all about understanding people, their motivations, habits and triggers.