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Old Nov 3, '07, 11:27 am
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Default Should I feel guilty about a sin after confession?

After I confess a sin, should I feel guilty about it? For example, if I gossiped about someone and that resulted in some sort of huge argument and friendships were damaged but I confess it and the matter eventually clears up, should guilt still be felt?

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Default Re: Should I feel guilty about a sin after confession?

If that guilt reminds you to be more careful in the future over what you choose to say about someone else, it can be a good thing. What you should not do is despair. Despair is the feeling that God cannot forgive one's sins and that one can never be returned to a right state with God. That is the feeling that is destructive to personal sanctity and the temptation to it should be firmly rejected.

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