From a reader:
I read your blog everyday, sometimes twice (!), and your continuous plugs for going to confession finally wore me down. I went to confession for the first time in four years several weeks ago, and I returned to the confessional this past weekend. I am fortunate to have found a confessor who doesn’t monkey around with the words of absolution, and for this I am grateful.
I fell into the rut of feeling like I would simply fall back into
patterns of sin. However, what I have realized with frequent
confession is that I get the strength I need to not fall into patterns
of sin. Being able to receive communion is also a great source of
comfort, nourishment, and strength.
Thanks for your good work.
My work here is done!