It was not for years later that I found a church that taught a loving God and his son Jesus about saving us from sin. The one thing that was missing was the confession of sin as it says in the bible. Confession and forgiveness is very important in our role with God and it is just as important as our forgiveness with others.
In James 5:16 (NIV): Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed.
The Catholic Church provides that sacrament of Reconciliation with God through the confessional. That time allows us to confess the things we have done or failed to do. The priest would than assign the number and types of prayers to say later in a quiet time and then they pray over you. It was amazing sometimes how the weight of the burden was lifted from your shoulders. I call it the clearing calming of your soul.
James Nugent’s audiobook, narrated by Marlene C. Bertrand, is very thought provoking and brought me to a deeper understanding of Confession. I recommend it to all Christians.
Written by David Bertrand
Copyright David Bertrand 2014