What Sin Has Done?

I am pretty sure that we all know what sin is. As a matter of fact, we all have experienced sin, but have you actually put thought into what it has done to all of us–the entire human race? A blog entry on “Why Sin Is Such a Big Deal?” caused me to ask myself this question and call to mind some of the terrible things that sin has brought on us. I put together a short list below:

1. It separates us from God.
2. It subjects us all to pain, illness, and death.
3. It makes us self-centered instead of God-centered.
4. It caused Jesus to die on the cross.

Sin has brought us short of our destiny. It has deprived us of a life with God–a life free from sorrow, pain, or death.

The good news is that we can all be forgiven for our sins because God is good! Confession is the solution to sin, and it is a wonderful feeling to be allowed to repent and start anew.

The Sacrament of Reconciliation: A Refresher

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is an important Catholic sacrament that all practicing Catholics should be taking part in regularly. However, if you haven’t been attending as regularly as you probably should be I bet you could use a reminder. Four words you want to keep in mind when thinking of Reconciliation are repentance, contrition, penance, and absolution. These four words represent what the Sacrament of Reconciliation is all about. By regularly attending Reconciliation you can feel these four things in your life, and also begin to feel changes.

An article called, “The Sacrament of Reconciliation: Explained”, lays out all of the reasons why you should be going to Reconciliation regularly, and also explains how this can lead to a better life. You will feel good being less burdened by sin!