The new priest is nervous about hearing confessions,…
The new priest is nervous about hearing confessions, so he asks the older
priest to sit in on his sessions. The new priest hears a couple of
confessions, then the old priest asks him to step out of the confessional
for a few suggestions.
The old priest suggests, “Cross you arms over your chest, and rub your chin
with one hand.” The new priest tries this.
The old priest suggests, “Try saying things like, ‘I see, yes, go on,’ and
‘I understand. How did you feel about that?'”
The new priest says those things. The old priest says, “Now, don’t you
think that’s a little better than slapping your knee and saying ‘No shit?!?
What happened next?'”