Mar 212013

By Father Corey Close

Fr. Close

During these final days of Lent, I decided to reflect on the Sacrament of Penance and Recon­cili­ation, which has proven to be one of the greatest blessings I have been able to experience as a priest. I believe nothing confirms my faith in God more than seeing this sacrament from “the other side,” that of the confessor.
Seeing countless people come to the sacrament with the heavy burden of their sins weighing down upon them and needing forgiveness moves me. But who can forgive us? Who can forgive the evils we’ve committed, when those evils stretch farther than ourselves, hurting not only ourselves and those around us, but sending ripples outward, affecting even those we’ve never met?

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