If you’re Catholic and you haven’t been to Reconciliation in a while, here’s food for thought.
If you have been to Reconciliation recently, here’s food for thought 🙂
One of my favorite quotes is: “The Church is a hospital for sinners, not a hotel for saints!” 🙂
In my life time, the Sacrament of Reconciliation has gone from one of the most frequently celebrated to one of the least. There were usually long lines every week and not before Christmas and Easter. Part of the reason for this has to do with misconceptions people have about this sacrament. Here is a by-no-means-complete list of misconceptions.
01. Most people come to the sacrament with the idea that it is God who will change rather than themselves. The idea is that God seemingly withholds forgiveness until the sinner has sought and deserved it. But the fact is that reconciliation requires no change in God, but rather a change in us: God’s healing.
02. It is commonly misunderstood that the initiative rests with the penitent, but in the gospels it is the other way around. Jesus offers forgiveness, urges it upon his hearers, and always makes the approach. In February…
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