What if I cannot do a penance?

At the sacrament of reconciliation two weeks ago, absolution was given on condition that I used my talents for the church. I don’t have any talents that I know of and even if I did, it seems impossible to fit this in given my personal circumstances. What can I do to get out of this predicament?

Go to confession and explain to the priest that you were given a penance you cannot complete. If this happens in the future, explain to the confessor at the time you are given the penance that he is asking of you something you cannot manage.

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