[quote=Jeanette L]I will be going to my first confession within the next few weeks in preparation for confirmation at Easter Vigil. I am both anxious and excited. I am anxious because there is a lot to confess, excited because I know that the grace given is really needed.
I had a conversation with my mother over the weekend, who is not happy with my conversion to Catholicism (she is Evangelical), and I say conversation, but really what it was, a confrontation, about confession and the error of Catholicism that places someone between you and God and his forgiveness. I of course tried to explain it to her, even pointing out the error in taking out of context the scriptures she uses to try to justify the Evangelical/Protestant position, but it only makes things worse. Both our blood pressures rise to great heights and nothing is accomplished but tension between us. I need to find a way to avoid these types of confrontations, just haven’t learned to think quickly enough to end things before they get out of hand.
Anyway, I can’t wait until I can return to this thread after my first confession with the same enthusiasm as sunnygirl807!
I admire and commend you for persisting in your growth in the faith in spite of the roadblocks and difficulties that are thrown your way. As one who has come home to the Church, I know how difficult it can be, but it is SO worth it! Keep close to Him in prayer and ask Our blessed Mother for her prayers in support of your journey home to the Sacraments and His Church. Isn’t it “awesome” to know that all the saints and angels will be celebrating with you with great big “Welcome Home” signs?!! I kind of imagine like I ran out on to the field in a gigantic stadium and Jesus was standing there with His arms open waiting for a big hug! And I look up into the stands and my entire spiritual family and all the angels and saints are screaming and cheering and doing the wave!
May God Bless you!