ok, so I understand a priest cannot tell you to reveal your sin in the confessional. I’m having trouble understanding why though.
is a person commits adultery, should he be obligated to tell his wife for example? or if a person steals from his friend, shouldn’t he pay it back? if a person murders, shouldn’t they admit it to the police? if you lie, shouldn’t you tell the person you lied to? if you cheat on a test, shouldn’t you tell your professor?
don’t people deserve to know the truth?
I know, the point of confession is to repent to God and ask forgiveness but what should be done after in regards to the people you sinned against? if you don’t have to reveal your sins, why not? I mean, there are situations where people will never find out about certain things, or they were very far in your past.
I’m just confused about the whole thing. thanks