The Sacrament of Reconciliation is a difficult sacrament to receive for many Catholics. But when our “fear” of the sacrament keeps us away from it, it hurts our relationship with Jesus. It keeps us separated from God. Our sins can become habits, making it more difficult to be drawn closer to God. Randy Hain, offers the following practical actions to lessen the burden of sin, break out of harmful routines, and make the Sacrament of Reconciliation more fruitful.
- Pray for help and guidance.
- Practice active reflection.
- Look for patterns and repetition.
- Know the Enemy.
- Be completely open and honest with our Confessor
- Trust in God’s mercy
Read Randy’s entire article, Penance – A Practical Guide.