In the previous blogs before this one, I have written some thoughts, not all were mine, on the Sacrament of reconciliation, or penance or confession. Many do not use this sacrament and very few of the priests do not start back in horror. They should be horrified at such an insulting rejection of the teachings and providential act of Christ in two things. One the rejection of them (priests) in the mystery of Christ’s action in creating the priesthood for the forgiveness of sins. Two, in the pride of the laity’s rejection when they say I confess my sins to God. Where in the New Testament does it say confess directly to Me. There are I will admit extenuating circumstances, emergencies when in danger of death, priests are not available. I believe Jesus said to the Apostles whose sins you shall forgive, they are forgiven. Did I ask you, the writers of the Gospel and the Holy Spirit lie? Priests for the sake of the souls placed into your protection, you should be begging from the altar, “Please come to me for forgiveness. Let me help you. Help me so I can do what God has given me, the reason for my vocation. I mean lead you all to God, pure and forgiven. Ask yourself a very deep question if a priest never offered one mass but heard only one confession, how many souls would be saved? Confessing to God might be allowed, but to Catholics who have been given much, of which the paramount gift is our redemption through the sacraments of Christ, installed in the Church. Saved is a euphemism for redemption and salvation. The true understanding of the word should be. When we close our eyes in repose here on earth, we open them in Heaven, resurrected with Christ. Too many take dreadful chances with their souls. Who can say that God hears and forgives them? The New Testament does not say so but Christ did tell the Apostles, without me spinning His words, to forgive sins. That is not deniable. No matter what fools deny.