Posts Tagged ‘Confession’
Last night, I finally got around to going to an Advent Penance Service. It had been eight months since my last confession. I didn’t cry, like I normally do, probably because of what the priest said at the service. Read the rest of this entry »
Late last week, I finished the last of my final exams. The first semester of my return to school is over! I also lucked out because the final essay on the exam was over the very topic of my class presentation, which I’m going to consider flattering because I worked extremely hard on presenting Just War Doctrine. But that’s beside the point. Here’s a list of ten [Catholic] things I actually learned, in no particular order. Read the rest of this entry »
It’s as simple as that: if you have faith and you don’t doubt, you aren’t human.
The way we believe in God should and must vary at different times in our lives. Even if that means doubting his existence.
Life’s been hectic, to say the least. I haven’t completely settled and, being back home, I’m committed to seeing people in person more so than checking up on the Internet.
Since I’ve been away, Easter has passed. It was glorious, as always! I managed to get to confession Read the rest of this entry »
Change is difficult enough as it is but waiting is harder. Once again, I have to put all my trust in the belief that God knows what’s going on and right now I need to just sit tight and let him do his work. Read the rest of this entry »
What I cherish and what I take. . . and what I’d give for what I forsake.
Yesterday (September 8) was the birthday of the beloved mother of Christ. Prior to this, I had a serious bout of self-reflection when discussing the sacrament of confession with a nun and about how I’m lacking contriteness about something in my own life. Read the rest of this entry »
If there were words to express how humbled I have been this last week, I am certainly not knowledgeable of them.
I have hurt a friend in a very deep way and I have hurt myself more so. I completely took advantage of him because of my own weakness and my inability to have things go my way, in spite of lack of communication. I think he forgave me, quite immediately. But I have rarely felt so low in my life Read the rest of this entry »
If your right eye causes you to sin, tear it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one of your members than to have your whole body thrown into Gehenna.
And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one of your members than to have your whole body go into Gehenna. (Matt. 5:29-30)
This is the verse that my priest reminded me of during my last face-to-face confession. Read the rest of this entry »
So I followed through on my intention and confessed yesterday. At first, my heart in my throat, I felt like I wasn’t giving a good confession. As many times as I have confessed (mind you, I have the heart of a sinner), I never seem to remember the words I am supposed to say. Read the rest of this entry »