The Sacrament of Confession: Part II

In my previous post I explained the Sacrament of Confession by using information from the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

The purpose of Part I was to describe the theology of the sacrament.

The purpose of Part II is to provide tools and guidance for participating in it.

After reading this post, I hope you feel excited to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation!

In this post I’ll focus on:

  • Preparation
  • Tips
  • Encouragement
  • Advice

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What’s Your Purpose?

Have you ever wondered what your purpose is? 

If you’re like me, you think about this often. Ever since I was a child, I had this sense that there was something I was “meant” to do, someone I was “meant” to be.

As a teenager (when I had my life all figured out), I thought my purpose was to do well in high school, go to a reputable college and then get a prestigious job. I thought I would become financially successful and achieve high social status.

I eventually learned that I was following the path that I wanted, or thought I wanted, rather than the path that God intended for me. I failed to include Him in my “plan.”

It’s important to note that there’s nothing wrong with being financially successful. The reason this was a problem, and not the right path for me, was because my primary focus was on being “successful,” not on following God and being faithful to Him.)

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