ㆍ발행기관 : 한국실천신학회ㆍ수록지정보 : 신학과 실천 / 65권 / 89 ~ 112 페이지 ㆍ저자명 : Kim, Tai-Hyoung
According to selfpsychology, we need selfobject(it shores us up to the last moment with the cognition, "I'm O.K." or "I'm worth while to live in spite of this frustrations.")to keep stable and inner peace in self, regardless of the results(happy or tragic). So especially, in a competing, stressful contemporary times, one needs stable selfobject more than ever. And affirmative emotions, such as gladness or joy are essential sources to keep selfobject stable and calm. And there are levels about the state of happiness, gladness and joy. If a man seek happiness only in possessing materials, his self is likely to lose inner peace easily when he fails to get something he want, materially. But if a man pursue gladness, including mental and spiritual level, his self is not likely to lose inner peace so easily. In this light, christians can experience profound and deep peace and inner joy, than non-christians, with the help of the calming structure of the presence of God in his self. Jesus shows the truly and dedicated empathic role to whomever he meets, by letting them enjoy inner joy by experiencing the presence of God, so they can have cohesive self. Pastoral counselors are to play their roles, as helpers in letting clients have the calming structure of selves, through experiencing the presence of God, following Jesus Christ who shows the most dedicated model.