Re: [liturgy-l] Bless Me Father For I Have Sinned...
- In a message dated 2/9/2006 4:13:38 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
We too, need to hear the words "You are forgiven" even
though we know that God forgives us. When we fail to
say the words or listen to them, it's like a marriage
when the spouses fail to say "I love you." The
relationship becomes colder and more distant. That's
what I fear happens when protestants fail to take
advantage of verbal confession.
I still recall my first confession, when the priest exclaimed that there was
rejoicing in heaven. Each confession (I'm overdue now -- I usually go twice
each year, should go more) is indeed a powerful spiritual experience.
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- Yes...this comment from my priest at my first confession didn't help
motivate me to confess regularly, either. Thank you for your guidance
as to what's a sin; this will help me prepare for my long-overdue
On 2/12/06, Frank Senn <fcsenn@...> wrote:
> Whar a serious "no-no" the priest committed! You don't evaluate the seriousness of the sin in the confessional. If it is something that gets in the way of one's relationship with God or other people, it is a sin. You hear it out and pronounce the absolution.
Scott R. Knitter
Edgewater, Chicago, Illinois USA
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