Many of those who believed now came and openly confessed their evil deeds.
I’ve talked about Confession here before. I don’t go nearly as often as I should, like most Catholics. The grace received from this Sacrament is astounding.
A few weeks ago, I found myself standing in the line for the Confessional, with a heavy heart. I had not been in about 6 months, and I was carrying a whopper of an issue to lay at Jesus’ feet. I was remorseful, embarrassed, and feeling like a petulant child.
After whipping out my iConfession app (no joke – it helps me to keep my thoughts straight), I settled down and knelt in front of the priest.
I started clicking off my sins, one by one, and listed my major transgression.
I kept on going, but the priest I was with said, “Wait. Go back and tell me more about that, please.” I burst into tears, and gave up all the gory details.
When I finished, still crying, the priest counseled me about the Holy Spirit. I’ll be the first to admit, I gloss over the Holy Spirit. The priest challenged me to focus on the gifts of the Holy Spirit, as well as the fruits.
I’m going to be doing a lot more research over the next few weeks, to learn more, and to work on the (many) areas with which I have trouble.
What about you? Do you have an affinity for the Holy Spirit, or are you like me, and tend to pass over this part of the Trinity?
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