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Thursday, January 29, 2015

sacrament of penance

"that you may know that the Son of man has authority on earth to forgive sins" (Mt 8:6). And Jesus to the Apostles in John 20:21-23 reads: "... As the Father has sent Me, so I send you. And when He had said this, He breathed on them and said to them: 'Receive the Holy Spirit. Whose sins you forgive are forgiven them, and whose sins you retain are retained."

1.20.15 Asher William celebrated his sacrament of penance or 1st confession. As Catholics we believe that you should confess your sins in private to a priest. It's just what we believe. It's very important to us and it was very important to me that my children understand the magnitude of this sacrament. 

Asher and I prepared for months, talking a lot about what confession means and what sins for a 7 year old really are. He was very prepared and a little nervous when we went to the church that Tuesday evening. He was very brave and I was so proud of him for sitting in front of the priest (in private of course) and confessing his sins. He left the booth with a huge smile on his face. I knew how he felt since I have felt that feeling so many times. My heart was so proud of him. 




I look forward to taking my boys to many more confessions and seeing that look on their face of freedom...freedom from the sins that might be burdening their hearts. 

Ocean's (Where feet may fail)
By: Hillsong United

You call me out upon the waters
The great unknown, where feet may fail
And there I find You in the mystery
In oceans deep, my faith will stand


And I will call upon Your name
And keep my eyes above the waves
When oceans rise
My soul will rest in Your embrace
For I am Yours, and You are mine


Your grace abounds in deepest waters
Your sovereign hand will be my guide
Where feet may fail and fear surrounds me
You've never failed, and You won't start now


So I will call upon Your name
And keep my eyes above the waves
When oceans rise
My soul will rest in Your embrace
For I am Yours, and You are mine


Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders
Let me walk upon the waters
Wherever You would call me
Take me deeper than my feet could ever wander
And my faith will be made stronger
In the presence of my Savior 


I will call upon Your name
Keep my eyes above the waves
My soul will rest in Your embrace
I am Yours, and You are mine



For more info on why as Catholics we celebrate confession read http://catholicism.about.com/od/beliefsteachings/p/Why_Confession.htm

1 comments:

  1. So proud of you Asher! What a wonderful day!!! And I LOVE that song, it's one of my faves!!!!

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