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What if I continually commit the same sin over and over again? Yet, I am truly sorry. Can I still go to confession and receive forgiveness? Or is there a point where the priest will cut me off?
Well, how does a priest forgive? By the authority granted to Peter and the Apostles by Christ.
Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, "Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?"
Jesus said to him, “Not seven times, but seventy times seven.
A certain number for an uncertain (see Genesis 4:24), this means that we ought to forgive as many times as we want God to forgive us. Remember the words of Pope Francis on his first Angelus:
Let us not forget this word: God never ever tires of forgiving us! “Well, Father what is the problem?”. Well, the problem is that we ourselves tire, we do not want to ask, we grow weary of asking for forgiveness. He never tires of forgiving, but at times we get tired of asking for forgiveness. Let us never tire, let us never tire! He is the loving Father who always pardons, who has that heart of mercy for us all.
Now tell me, do you think perchance that the priest has you as a holy person, as a great saint? He knows how wretched you are, obviously more than you yourself do :o We are poor, wretched sinners. Alone we can do nothing. In Christ, everything. Do not fear: neither a priest, nor Christ will ever cut you off. It is only you who can chose to cut yourself off. Whenever you are tempted by the idea that Christ may reject you, look immediately at a crucifix and remember the words of Scripture:
I will never forget you! Behold, I have engraved you in my hands.