Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Reconciliation / The Sacrament of Confession

Reconciliation is the sacrament in which we are forgiven of sins, which violate Charity so absolutely as to absolutely separate us from saving grace. Without grace, we cannot be saved. God therefore gave some the authority to forgive, if certain procedures are followed.

"Jesus Instituted Reconciliation in John 20 v 23

This sacrament takes the blemish/stain of mortal sin from our souls, reuniting us with God.

People avoid it, because it is awkward to tell a priest how you’ve messed up, when they have given up everything for God. The very fact that it is awkward makes this sacrament effective in conquering sin." Marc Aupiais

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