A friend of mine went to Confession to confess venial sins. The priest told her that for penance she should read all of the Sapiential Books or Books of Wisdom in the Bible!!!
She started doing it and has been reading a bit every day, but she thinks it is taking her too long to complete the penance and she wonders and worries if there is a time limit to fulfill that obligation. :rolleyes:
She just finished reading Job and is currently reading the Book of Psalms.
She asked me if her sins were not forgiven until she completes the penance, maybe she should confess the same sins to another priest who probably will give her a shorter penance.
She says she is enjoying the reading very much but is concerned that she has not been forgiven yet.
I think if her sins were venial she did not need to confess them anyway, with a perfect contrition and participating in Mass they would have been forgiven. But I am not sure if I should tell her that, I do not want to think it is ok no to do a penance given by a priest.
I have also considered advicing her to talk to him, I am sure he did not mean for her to worry like this.
What should I tell her?
I thank you in advance for your sound advice! :tiphat: