Why Fr. Z harasses you to GO TO CONFESSION!

Friends, examine your consciences daily and go to confession regularly.

We are going to get God’s justice whether we want it or not.  But, while we still live, His mercy is for the asking.

You are going along… doodee doodee dooo… and you catch a glimpse of something from the corner of y


You do not know at what moment you may be called by the Lord, the Just Judge, the King of Fearful Majesty, to account for your life.

Watch to the end.  It is short.

These people had a close call.  It could have gone otherwise.

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  1. APX says:

    I shouldn’t have watched that.

    I was hit by a 5 tonne gravel truck followed by another vehicle right into where I was sitting while driving on a busy freeway. I was like the semi with no control since the truck destroyed my rear axle and sent me off in an untrollable series of swerves and crashes into the guard rails and all I thought the entire time until I blacked out when the second vehicle hit me was, ” $&@! I’m going to die! I’m going to die! $&@!”

    I was lucky that the big heavy duty pick up truck missed me and I got hit by a small car. The pick up would have gone through my side window into my head an killed me.

    I wasn’t a practicing Catholic at the time and I realize now just how lucky I was because it really could have gone the other way and I would have ended up in Hell without a doubt. I’ll take chronic back pain and headaches over the pains of hell any day.

  2. acardnal says:

    Life is fragile. Thanks for reminding us of our complacency and the sin of presuming God’s mercy.

    I went to confession last Saturday. Think I’ll go again tomorrow before Mass.

  3. Skeinster says:

    What APX said.
    Because, sad to relate, that’s about all you have time to think.
    You will not be making a Perfect Act of Contrition while sliding across the highway in
    front of three lanes of traffic.
    Stay confessed up and prayed up.

  4. APX says:

    People have this crazy idea that perfect contrition is the equivalent to reciting the Act of Contrition bedore one dies or goes to receive communion aftee commiting various mortal sins the week prior. In fairness, I thought a “making a perfect act of contrition” meant saying the Act of Contrition flawlessly.

    How anyone expects to make a perfect act of contrition completely and solely because they love God and not because they are afraid to go to Hell right before they expect to die horrendously without some type of Super Grace is beyond me. Of course with God all things are possible, but I wouldn’t go on that presumption.

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