As the title says, exactly what is the role of a spiritual director? Is it like a psychiatrist ? (yes I really need to ask), is it like a bible sutdy teacher? Is it like a confessor.
I remember almost 10 years ago going to see one once (Not sure what my motivation was). However, I never went back because she asked me if I was angry at God. I told her that I wanted to discuss something else (not that I remember what) and she kept bringing me back to ‘angry at God’ and pushing my buttons until I said ‘Fine, I am mad at him’. Not because I was mad at him but because I knew it was the only way to shut her up. To which she respond ‘Good it is about time you got honest about it’ as she pounded her fist on the table
I remember thinking ‘the only person I am mad at is you for not listening to what I wanted to talk about and I only said I was angry at God because you manipulated me to’
So… obviously (in my opinion) I had a bad one. I am just wondering what a good one is like.