What if I told you that there is one spiritual practice that, if done well, could put you on the fast track to holiness?
And what if that practice is something that is easily available, yet neglected by most Catholics?
What if this one practice could go a long way to heal your relationships, with God and with others. Would you be interested?
Would you take advantage of this great secret?
The secret is the sacrament of Reconciliation. Yes, confession is the great secret to holiness. Why? Because it strikes at the heart of the one thing that most holds us back from loving God and others—sin.
Confession has many benefits. But the biggest benefit of all is that in confession, our sins are forgiven.
The great thing about confession is that we can know for certain that our sins are gone. That’s because we have the assurance of Jesus himself, and the power of the sacrament. Jesus said to the apostles on the evening of the first Easter: “If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained” (Jn 20:23). That power which Jesus gave to the apostles has been passed on in the Church, to every priest.
All we have to do is repent and confess. Some people go through life burdened by guilt because they can’t forgive themselves for something. That’s tragic. Those kinds of thoughts are blocks to receiving God’s forgiveness through this sacrament. So take advantage of this sacrament that can transform your life.