Get Right with God

Celebrate Sacrament of Reconciliation 

If you’ve been to church lately, you have likely heard to go to the confessional. It is worth noting that we are obliged to confess our serious sins once a year. I have at different times forgotten that this is not just an obligation, but a sacrament full of graces and joy! 

As we prepare for the second coming of the Lord, we should be seeking every opportunity to grow closer to him. Regular refutation of sins helps “form our conscience, fight against evil tendencies, let ourselves be healed by Christ and progress in the life of the Spirit. By receiving more frequently through this sacrament the gift of the Father’s mercy, we are spurred to be merciful as he is merciful (CCC 1458).”

I can honestly say I live a more joyful and stress-free life when I go to confession more frequently. Contrary to the popular sentiment, I experience less shame and guilt. Consider going to confession as frequently as once a month, or every two weeks like the pope! 

Examinations of Conscience | USCCB