[quote="JaredR, post:4, topic:183495"]
I am not Catholic yet. I would love to go to confession.
may a perfect act of contrition:
From the Catechism of the Catholic Church
1452 When it arises from a love by which God is loved above all else, contrition is called "perfect" (contrition of charity). Such contrition remits venial sins; it also obtains forgiveness of mortal sins if it includes the firm resolution to have recourse to sacramental confession as soon as possible.51
and depending on where you are in the process -- you may be able to go to confession so talk with the Priest.... and even if not yet ...you can intend to as soon as you can....
here is an act of contrition you can use:
Act of Contrition
O my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended Thee, and I detest all my sins because of thy just punishments, but most of all because they offend Thee, my God, who art all good and deserving of all my love. I firmly resolve with the help of Thy grace to sin no more and to avoid the near occasion of sin. Amen.
and this book can be very helpful
and read the New Testament....of all Christs love for those who are struggling with sin....his parables ...the lost coin....the sheep who strays and the shepherd goes after him....