[quote=Paris Blues]Why do I hear one thing about the Gift of Tears and then another? For example, I was reading the Q&A at EWTN.com (here’s the link to the gift of tears): ewtn.com/vexperts/showmessage.asp?Pgnu=1&Pg=Forum12&recnu=6&number=446267
This would pretty well describe it for me. I feel absolutely overwhelming sadness, sometimes anger.
and why did the guy replying say that it could be an overflow of emotions, our unworthiness, in God’s nearness, etc.when I read somewhere else that this gift is given to some people BUT it has NO EMOTIONS, as if the tears just come without the person being emotional.
As someone pointed out, what this person may have been referring to is not that we don’t feel anything that spurs the tears, but it is not the same as for example the emotion we feel at a funeral.
I’m not trying to sound angry or anything but why do I hear one thing about something then hear something totally different about it?
Who said the second one? What was the context? Maybe you misunderstood? Or maybe the person just did not know what they were talking about. You’ve been around here awhile, just because someone says that “This is the teaching of the Catholic Church” doesn’t mean they are correct. Some are like Jack Chick are easier to spot, others are well-meaning, but just wrong, not malicious, just wrong.
Can I actually trust the CC??
Yes, you know you can. But reading “somewhere” does not mean what you read was a teaching of the CC. You can trust the official teachings of the CC because you trust in God and the promises He made to the Church.
Sorry, that was pathetic of me…
Yeah, a little. But you needed the reassurance. Better to let it out than let it fester.