Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Pope Francis: The Value of Confession - YouTube. The confessional is not a “laundromat”



Pope Francis: The Value of Confession - YouTube

(Vatican Radio) The Confessional is not a ‘dry cleaners’ where our sins are automatically washed away and Jesus is not waiting there to ‘beat us up’, but to forgive us with the tenderness of a father for our sins. Moreover, being ashamed of our sins is not only natural, it’s a virtue that helps prepare us for God's forgiveness. 


Text from page http://en.radiovaticana.va/news/2013/04/29/pope:_shame_is_a_true_christian_virtue/en1-687330 
of the Vatican Radio website 


Be open. Conceal nothing. Once you reeled off all the sins, infidelities, faults, mistakes and inclinations to Father. Forget them. In all your confessions from now on take them as from the last confession. You begin afresh. A clean slate. As the old sailor said after a good confession. “The pilot is aboard now Father, no chance of being bashed on the rocks”.

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Walking in darkness means being overly pleased with ourselves, believing that we do not need salvation. That is darkness! 


Text from page http://en.radiovaticana.va/news/2013/04/29/pope:_shame_is_a_true_christian_virtue/en1-687330
of the Vatican Radio website