“True guilt means you feel badly for something you did wrong. As the other posters said, that can be healed through a good confession. Shame is the feeling that there is something inherently wrong with you, That kind of feeling may need counsel from a priest,
a Catholic or Christian psychologist/psychiatrist or healing from Jesus directly. No one is perfect but after sincerely confessing your sins you should not have the shameful feeling that you are a bad person. Chronic shame is counterproductive. God wants you to have joy.”
Someone posted the above in an thread. I am having two difficulties. Right now my life feels like it’s in shambles and I am recalling ever sin I have ever committed in my life both in recent times and when I was a kid. I feel like my sinful ways have caught up to me and although I have blessed many people along the way and been kind…my sin takes the center stage of my mind. When I go to confession I question if I am really sorry or is it only because of how I am feeling in my state of existence. I feel like I have been making great strides towards not repeating the same sins and being as just as possible in Jesus’ eyes. I guess my question is how do I know I am truly sorry for something? Also how do I rid myself of the shame that has attached itself to me from falling shortly of being perfect like Jesus and instead having been a sinful man in many ways and forms?