How does a sinner make satisfaction for sin?
**CCC Paragraph 1459
… Raised up from sin, the sinner must still recover his full spiritual health by doing something more to make amends for the sin: he must “make satisfaction for” or “expiate” his sins. This satisfaction is also called “penance.”
**RSV New Testament:
Romans 3:25** - ****"[Jesus] whom God put forward as an expiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God’s righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins;"
Hebrews: 2:17 - “Therefore he [Jesus] had to be made like his brethren in every respect, so that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in the service of God, to make expiation for the sins of the people.”
I John 2:2** - **“and he [Jesus] is the expiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world.”
I John 4:10** - **“In this is love, not that we loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son [Jesus] to be the expiation for our sins.”