Pastoral Care Examples

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Pastoral care is an ancient model of emotional and spiritual support that can be found in all cultures and traditions. It has been described in our modern context as individual and corporate patience in which trained pastoral carers support people in their pain, loss, anxiety, triumphs and joy.

Thus in today’s presentation I will be highlighting three examples which occur in the CC that can guide pastoral carers in dealing with situations of emotion and spirituality.

The Caitanya Caritamrta can be used in the pastoral care settings in different ways. The main reason that I came about in seeing CC applied in pastoral care is because it is an empathetic book, it also deals with emotions, distress, happiness and spirituality. We understand Pastoral care as an ancient model of emotional and spiritual support that can be found in all cultures and traditions. The pastor takes care of the congregation, he is a shepherd who takes care of the flock of God. In CC, Sri Caitanya is the shepherd, however, his four close associates do also look after the congregation. Sri Caitanya takes care of his followers like he
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Kala Krishnadas got attracted to the gypsies. Sri Caitanya renounced him as he is no longer his responsibility. However, Sri Caitanya’s followers did not reject him. That is the most important part in pastoral care, empathy. Putting yourself in the shoes of another person and understanding how they feel. The Vaishnavas did not give up on Kala Krishnadas, in fact, Lord Nityananada utilized him to spread the message that SC is back in Puri. Most of the people feel good when their mistakes are understood by others. Here we learn no to act fanatic to anyone, we are all human being and we make mistakes. According to Sami El-Soudani (2009, p. 874), there is a death penalty for apostates in
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