One of the saddest things about the forum is seeing how guilty and fearful some can be about sin .
Some suffer from scruples , and that must be horrible , playing havoc with their relationship with God .
There is a healing remedy which was given to the Church on the first Easter Day when Jesus breathed on the Apostles and said , " Peace be with you . Receive the Holy Spirit. Whose sins you forgive are forgiven them, and whose sins you retain are retained.”
An Easter Day gift of Jesus was the Sacrament of Reconciliation / Confession . He must have thought it important to give it on Easter Day .
Through the ritual of this sacrament I have just met Jesus . True if you had been there you would have seen only me and a priest , but the most important one there was Jesus , present by means of the precious ritual of this sacrament . And he has forgiven all my sins .
So if you feel the need for this encounter with Jesus , especially if you are burdened with guilt and fear , go to be reconciled , to be granted peace , healing and forgiveness through the sacrament .
Don’t let fear put you off . Whatever you have done the priest has no doubt heard it all before . Take the reconciliation and healing being offered to you .
Hear these words of the priest " God, the Father of mercies, through the death and resurrection of his Son has reconciled the world to himself and sent the Holy Spirit among us for the forgiveness of sins; through the ministry of the Church may God give you pardon and peace, and I ABSOLVE YOU from your sins in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit +"