“Confession heals, confession justifies, confession grants pardon of sin.
All hope consists in confession.
In confession, there is a chance for mercy.
Believe it firmly,
do not doubt,
do not hesitate,
never despair of the mercy of God.”
St. Isidore of Seville
(one of the many confessionals inside of St. Peter’s Bascillica / Rome, Itlay / Julie Cook / 2018)
Confession, it is said, is good for the soul.
And I must say, I agree.
Confession comes readily to some.
For others, not so much.
It can be the swallowing of one’s pride, position or place.
To confess is to become less than the ego, less than self…
it means to become humble before all or simply before God…but most likely before both.
It is the ability to admit wrongdoing or a habitual shortcoming.
It is often hard and difficult and yet, it is so utterly obvious.
Mercy rests in confession, as well as Grace.
May we seek Mercy.
May we seek Grace
“When we are living in the world, we can easily take on the mindset of a secular society.
It is important for us to cultivate in our lives, with great care,
God’s way of looking at things and life in general.
His Word guides us.”
Rev. Thomas J. Donaghy, p. 22
An Excerpt From
Inspirational Thoughts for Everyday