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Confession is Good for the Soul

It's Mission Week at Our Lady of Victory this week. In addition to giving a three part lesson on Spe Salvi, Father C is also taking confession after each of the sermons.

Anyway, his talk was awesome, but I'm not writing about that right now. (Maybe after all three...)
And it really was nice going to confession (and long overdue for me, sadly), but I'm not writing about that, either.

The cool part was waiting in line for the sacrament. I was actually going to do it on Tuesday or Wednesday because I figured the line would be shorter. It's supposed to rain those days plus, most people are good about attending the first night of an event but tend to fall off. And, I hadn't talked to Monkeys beforehand about the possibility of staying later, so he might be worried. Soooooooo, I wasn't planning on staying tonight. Then, suddenly I decided it would be safer to go right away just in case something came up Tues/Wed and the line didn't look as long as it could be...

The lady in front of me in line asked me a question (about the incense) which led to a few more questions and the discovery that she was in RCIA right now and this was to be her first confession. Turns out I got to answer a BUNCH of questions, reassure her and walk her through what to expect, and be her encouragement - much like Toaster was for me for my first confession. It was so wonderful to be able to repay the role Toast played for me!! Lisa kept saying how thankful she was that I was there and what a blessing it was - which made me so happy that I got to play a helpful role. It also calmed *my* nerves about going to confession, so in reality she was as much a blessing to me as I was to her. I decided that whatever arguments I had been turning over in my head as to when to go to confession, that maybe I was meant to be there that night. :D

And it also reminded me that I really need to be more involved in the church. Father C was awesome with praying for me to overcome the fears that do keep me from being more involved. Also, how wonderful is Reconciliation? Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

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disbandedtoastr
Mar. 10th, 2010 03:09 am (UTC)
I can't wait to hear all about it! I wish I could have been there. Maybe next year though!
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