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Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Reasons for Confession
Lent is an especially good season for Confession. It is also a good time to review the reasons why Catholics go to Confession.
First, a sacrament makes intangible things to be tangible. Our customary way of knowing things is through our senses.
Second, a sacrament provides a way for one to be reconciled with the whole community of the faithful.
Third, a sacrament provides a way for sinners to acknowledge their sins in front of another person in the flesh, to name their sins to another, and to renounce their sins before another.
Fourth, a sacrament of mercy provides a great way for one to become humble.
Finally, a sacrament of mercy has many wonderful side effects

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