“Hear ye, hear ye! Calling on Catholics: converts, reverts, fallen away, those on hiatus, those who attend Mass regularly, those who attend Mass only on special occasions, and a special call to Cafeteria Catholics.
There is a voice not in the desert, but on Locklin who, though not worthy or without blemish, is compelled to invite many back to the Sacrament of Reconciliation.” (For Lent I promised our Lord to be more vocal about His gift of the Sacrament of Reconciliation.)
“We are called to act with Justice, we are called to love tenderly, we are called to serve one another, to walk humbly with God.” This is the refrain from a hymn that always touches me when I hear it. It seems to fit this “calling of my family, neighbors and friends” to come back to Reconciliation, the Sacrament so misunderstood by so many of us.
This “verbal nudge” is not meant to point out the “speck” in anyone’s eye, but, with great humility I invite all of you who are reading this to partake in the Sacrament of Reconciliation before Easter!
If you are looking for a guarantee that going to the Sacrament of Reconciliation will turn your life around in a flash, or that all your problems are going to melt away, or even that you will become a better person, like overnight, there is no guarantee. But, one thing I will say with certainty, if you do begin going regularly to Reconciliation, things will change.
There are tremendous Graces that come with this Sacrament that stir the soul and increase our desires to LOVE more and more!
Maybe you are saying, “Been there, done that”. I’m just saying, “Please go there, do this. Give this blessed Sacrament another chance if only because it is one of the six precepts of our Catholic Church.”
“We are called to serve one another… To walk humbly with God.”