Father Mike Schmitz provides great explanations on how and why to confess and on the nature of sin. He explains how praying and going to confession are not our approaches to God, but God’s approaches to us.
We never need to fear that God will not forgive us for ANYTHING – the very fact that we even think about praying or going to the sacrament of reconciliation is God coming to US to reconcile, not us going to Him.
If you have ever wondered how to make a good confession, Fr. Mike Schmitz has some solid advice for you. He points out that preparing for a good confession starts when we recognize that being a “good person” in our own eyes is not enough—we are called to holiness, which is something much greater. In this video, Fr. Mike offers four powerful ways we can examine our consciences so that our experience of reconciliation moves us towards that holiness to which we are called.
Contrite prayer can be an act of courage, because Lord knows there’s no harder time to pray than after we know we’ve sinned. In a way, we’re afraid to approach God. Yet, just as the only way to overcome our fears is by facing them, the only way to overcome our sin is by going to God after we sin. In this video, Fr. Mike Schmitz explains how God wants a relationship with us and “will cleanse us from every wrongdoing” to build that relationship.