Deep pain...

I hope I’m not the only one experiencing this…but almost everytime the Sorrowful mysteries come up (whether from the Rosary, scripture, or even “The Passion”), I suddenly feel the need to cry and reach out to Chirst, etc. Like I feel this deep pain.

Is this normal or do I have some kind of psychological thing going on? LOL!!!

I just don’t want to go crazy or something. How do I know if something is supernatural or if it’s my mind? LOL!!

Talk to your spiritual director. :slight_smile: Your spiritual director will help you discern whether this is supernatural. Don’t rule out the possibility that your thinking is a product of both your psychological makeup and the action of grace.

[quote=Paris Blues]I hope I’m not the only one experiencing this…but almost everytime the Sorrowful mysteries come up (whether from the Rosary, scripture, or even “The Passion”), I suddenly feel the need to cry and reach out to Chirst, etc. Like I feel this deep pain.

Is this normal or do I have some kind of psychological thing going on? LOL!!!

I just don’t want to go crazy or something. How do I know if something is supernatural or if it’s my mind? LOL!!
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The gift of tears ! thank God for the gift of tears, in 1977 when my mother died I couldn’t cry, I was so shocked.
Tears can be a great release, so don’t worry too much about it, but as Matt said, if it worries you talk to a Priest about it.

Truly tears are a gift from God.

Paris -

Matt got it right in suggesting you talk with a spiritual director, and Josh is also right that there is nothing wrong with tears, especially when contemplating Christ’s Passion. In fact, it seems to me that it is a wonderful thing that you can share so deeply in the sorrows He and His Mother experienced at that time. I am inclined to think of it as a great gift when I receive the opportunity to share in His sorrow, whether it be about His Passion or about the indignities being bestowed on Him in our society. Again, though, talk with a spiritual director and KEEP PRAYING!!

Chuck

Dear Paris,

I agree with Joshua, the Gift of Tears can be very much a great release. I came back to the Catholic Church after being gone for a very long time…I found myself crying (sometimes deep sobs) during the Agnus Dei song (Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world) At first I was so embarrassed and upset (beleive me, I didn’t plan this to happen) somehow the Agnus Dei had such a profound affect on me, it moved me to tears and still does.
But please, do talk to a spiritual director to help you sort this out.
God Bless!

Yes, speak to a spiritual director. With that said, I think it is a wonderful gift also.

I noticed in your profile that you say you are in RCIA. As you experience Catholicism for the first time I am sure it can be very moving. I have been here all my life, and I find it very moving, I can only emagine coming into it all within a matter of a year. Keep praying, and experiencing Christ through the tresures of his Church. Just imagine, you haven’t even received the Eucharist yet, or Confirmatio, or maybe even Baptism. This will be a wonderful Easter.

Bless you, and welcome home.:slight_smile:

Nicole,

Yes, speak to a spiritual director, like your sponsor or someone she suggests, but in the meantime RELAX!! There’s nothing necessarily wrong with what’s happening, and it’s not so far out in left field.

I had a number of similar experiences when I was in RCIA last year (and at about the same time). It still happens, and the less my attention strays from the meditation and more time I spend in Adoration the deeper it is. When I get to Mass early enough to really prepare, I choke up when I sing and I shake inside as I present myself to receive our Lord. It’s awesome.

I went to see Gibson’s “Passion” about a month before the Easter Vigil, and I felt like I’d been run over by a train. I went straight to the Adoration Chapel and stayed there until about 2:00 AM, crying my eyes out.

Sometimes I think that the only reasons I don’t fall uncontrollably to my face are concupiscence, and the fact that my little mind can’t really wrap itself around where I really am when I’m in his presence.

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