Thursday, December 16, 2010

Irish Bishops tell us to go to Confession

If we say, 'We have no sin,' we are deceiving ourselves, and truth has no place in us; if we acknowledge our sins, he is trustworthy and upright, so that he will forgive our sins and will cleanse us from all evil. (1 John 1:8)

Confession: God doesn't need it. We do.

It's now 9 sleeps until Christmas, my 5 year old is keeping check, just in case I forget! I still have gifts to buy and decorating to do. But top on my "to do list", is the essential christmas confession. I was encouraged by the latest press release from our Irish Bishops, as confession was also top of their advent press release.

 "Its celebration should be an integral part of our preparation for the Feast of the birth of Our Saviour.  Bishops strongly encourage all Catholics in Advent to make time to avail themselves of the gift of God’s love in the Sacrament of Reconciliation."
Getting our souls ready is more important than anything else that we need to do. So over the next nine days, get to a confession box somewhere. We are blessed here in Drogheda, as the Dominicans hear confessions everyday, and already the queues are starting to get longer. I do love to see a queue outside a confession box. Sad or what? In this Sunday's Gospel we are reminded that, "He is the one who is to save his people from their sins." So go, confess, recieve absolution, and let Him save you.

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