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Catholic Questions - Confession

Posted : Mar-03-2021

When I go to Confession, I disguise my voice because I am embarrassed. What can I do?

Certainly it is appropriate to feel sorry for the wrong we've done and the good we've failed to do. But we never need to fear God's reaction when we go to Confession. The truth is that we do not have enough power to make God stop loving us. God never invites us to grow without first loving us where we are!

Perhaps you are embarrased about what the priest might think, but I'm sure that almost every priest feels the same way: when you come to us in the Sacrament of Confession because you are sorry, I do not think badly of you. Instead, I only have more love in my heart for you. 

When Jesus told us the story of the Prodigal Son, he described a young man who had broken his father's heart and made a mess of his life. When the son returned to his father to beg for mercy, his father was so glad to have him back, he threw his arms around him! Jesus told us that story to describe what God is like. I encourage you to let your own voice be known because that is the kind of love that waits for you in the Sacrament of Confession.

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