Is it time yet? (For confession that is…)

Fr Iffert also suggests…

We’ve learned that God is the source of our being (Gen 1:26), we are created for one another (Gen 2:18), and all the universe is ours to rejoice in (Gen 1:29-30). So, if you ever…

… experience yourself as separated or cut off from God

… sense that you are far removed from your best self

… are radically separated from others because of your actions, words, or desires

… are caught in a secret life that you cannot share with those who love you most

… can no longer experience wonder at the majesty of the universe

… are fascinated by violence, destruction, or degradation

… think or act as if you are the center of the universe

… then examine your conscience thoroughly and run, don’t walk, to the nearest priest with a purple stole. It’s time to go to Confession!

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FTF is a 125th Anniversary Journey of Faith of the Diocese of Belleville through the United States Catholic Catechism for Adults.
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One Response to Is it time yet? (For confession that is…)

  1. wth3 says:

    I reread Fr. Iffert’s reflection on the nursing home vet who could not forgive himself for his war sins. It caused me to reflect on my father’s recent passing and his struggle with his human shortcomings. How could God forgive him, let alone his family? I was honored to share this conversation with him. As he got closer to surrendering his suffering and pain, he asked me, “Is it a sin if I give up?” Through my tears, I replied, “No, Dad! Just ask for the mercy God offers us. Go in peace, God is with you!” He died last Sunday.

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