Spiritual Director's Corner
In the Church, we have a lot of programs that we create to get people more interested in the Catholic Faith. Some of these programs have worked really well (That Man is You, Abiding Together, etc), and some have fallen very flat.
But as awesome as some of these groups have been, they won't touch the one thing we have that will revive the Catholic Faith. And it isn't a "program". It's the Sacrament of Confession.
For most of us, it is the one moment in our faith where we meet and speak to Our God face-to-face (or anonymously), and pour out our heart in a real way. Prayer should be this way, but that face-to-face meeting with the priest, over such personal details, makes us FEEL His presence. It is so painful at times, because what we have to say is real, and has done real damage to us. But to get it out...that is FREEDOM!
This Lent, brothers and sisters, is the perfect time to feel this Freedom. It is the reason He died for us. Period. As the Eucharistic Prayer says, "...the Blood of the new and eternal covenant, which will be poured out for you and for many, for the FORGIVENESS OF SINS." This Lent, let's join ourselves to His Passion by going to Confession, so that we may feel His Resurrection!