I thought I’d share something that I said in confession, today. It had been about 3 or 4 weeks since my last one, and during many confessoins, I have taken an inventory of the things I have said, and how they seem in a way to be justifying to God, my behaviors. For example…“I used bad language, when I was upset, BECAUSE…”
Today, something (someONE) told me to pause, and instead of justifying my behaviors, while asking for forgiveness :rolleyes: (kind of defeats the purpose, no?) why not just surrender and tell the real reason. So, I said today…‘Father forgive me for these sins, I did them…(long pause)…because I’m…(long pause) a very weak person sometimes. Help me to be stronger to overcome these sins.’ :eek: It was very liberating to say this. I always knew I was and always will be a weak sinner, but saying it out loud during Confession was very…un-burdening. I have always uttered to God in prayer…that I’m weak, but not out loud in confession. Interesting. Very enlightening, and perhaps, I won’t repeat these same sins again.
Just wanted to share, and if you would like to share a moving confession experience, please feel free.