From a reader:
I don’t know whether you’ll get a chance to read this email, but I just thought I would send you a quick note and say thank you for your constant prodding to go to confession. Thanks to all your reminders, this past weekend I went to confession for the first time in probably close to four years.
Due to a confluence of circumstances too complicated to get into here, I gradually … stopped believing in God altogether. During the few years that followed, somehow I was never able to leave Catholicism completely behind (no matter how much I tried), and I kept coming back to your blog to get my occasional “Catholicism fix,” for lack of a better term. With no small amount of help from the work you do here, I began to find my way back to the Church. Your nudging finally convinced me to take the plunge and get back in a confessional.
It turned out not to be nearly so difficult as I was expecting–and it feels great to be back!
There’s no telling how much longer it might have taken for me to take
that step without your help. Not sure where things will go from here. That’s up to God I guess. If you find a second to send a prayer my way, I could certainly use it. … Thanks again, and God bless!
He found something that was missing in his life.
What about you?
Examine your conscience and go to confession.