I would like to know what exactly confirmation is and what it does. I was confirmed at the age of 9 or 10, barely understanding what was going on and having a borderline agnostic view on God.
My main memories of confirmation were having to wear a stupid stick-on name tag with my confirmation name written on it (Albertus Magnus… though the Bishop said Magnus was just his title, not his name, and I was only officially confirmed as Albertus… So what’s my confirmation name? ), and getting sick on the stench of rancid chrism oil. I thought that my sponsor was supposed to say what my name was instead of the Bishop reading a name tag?
Anyway, can I get an explanation of what confirmation really is? All I know is I wish I was not confirmed when I was so young, especially since I barely knew anything about saints at the time… I remember my parents making me read through books of saints but I only looked at the names for the attractiveness of them, trying to draw attention to myself.