All Conversations in My Heart
Friday, January 09, 2009
  The trial of confessing in the ritual catholic confession
We, as penitents, should be sorry for sinning, that is offending God by rejecting Him in any way. That is by our own actions or sharing, agreeing, ignoring sin in any form in or by any person besides ourselves. It is a lack of charity to ignore the insults , dismissal of Christ in any shape of form by our brothers and sisters. As catholics we must admit our errors in the confessional, that is in the presence of a priest. Christ is always aware of our and other's sinfulness and we cannot hide from Him the tacit permission we give to our neighbors by saying nothing.
I realize that it is hard, especially in this day and age with the attitudes of the modern world that teach us to admit to nothing and see nothing, to say to a priest Father, "I have sinned". Never the world tells us admit to a weakness.
We must act correctly that is without sinning then we do not have to embarrass ourselves by admitting to our failures. It is a very good medicine, a spiritual preventive medicine, that we have to make a tremendous effort, and believe me it is to use the sacrament. This action in itself may restrain us from committing sin. This pain arising from an ego which from today's habits drive us to say I do not sin, is already I believe a redeeming penitence. Although I think to say I do not sin or have not sinned is a sin of pride and denial of the truth in Christ. Remember His words, "You are all sinners". Therefore can it not be that our pride suffers and it should. But if one also considers that our sorrow should, does and must come from the knowledge and admittance our sinning has caused hurt to our brothers and sisters in the
world in which we live, and to Jesus in the spiritual, then the sin is forgiven. Does anyone really disagree with this catholic viewpoint even anyone, from outside the Church, who by chance reads this and considers it carefully in the light of logic.
 




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