Saturday, July 04, 2009

Best. Confession. Response. Ever.

(Understand I see my parish priest as a regular confessor, face to face...so we often begin with brief chit-chat before starting the ritual.)

Slightly sheepish about going to reconciliation on Saturday afternoon, the 4th of July, I smile a bit, sit and say "I'm really sorry. Sin doesn't take a holiday."

Not skipping a beat: "Not to worry. Neither does Grace."

9 comments:

Ray from MN said...

Sounds like you got a good one, I.C.

They are out there. I know of a few.

Unfortunately the best one I ran across was from India, spoke almost accent-less English, and really gave a lot of good spiritual advice. They are rare.

I was in the box on the Fourth, also.

Fr. Christian Mathis said...

NIce.

Lynny said...

That was great! I love it!

God bless,
Linda

Meredith Gould said...

And what delightful evidence of Grace, as well as soul, heart, and brain!

Angela said...

Wow! Now I wish I would have gone today! haha

Colleen said...

Beautiful response. I know someone who had been away from the church for a long time. Finally he decided he wanted to come back so he went to confession. When he was finished telling his story, Father said, "Welcome Home." He has never forgotten that. And neither have I.

Ray from MN said...

Even when I meet converts, I use the expression "Welcome Home." And they always get it immediately.

Scarlett said...

Around Easter, I went to Confession for the first time after a while. The beginning was difficult, as I poured out my most serious and difficult to talk about sins. When I had finished that, Father asked, "Anything else?" I said, "Of course," and he laughed, which really took a little of the edge off for me.

Intrepid Mother of the Front Pew Crew said...

Beautiful!