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No sin too great . . .

This is a bit late, I know, but I meant to put this on the Blog a few days ago. For reference, see the Bible Alive Reflections from Wednesday.

At this time of the Church's calendar we are supposed to go to confession, to cap off the 40 days of abstinence and prayer in Lent. But sometimes it seems that we have been so sinful, or so repeatedly sinful indeed, that we feel that we can't go and confess our sins AGAIN. How can we really be repenting if we keep repeating the sins?

But the daily reflection from Wednesday says it all, really. First, that Jesus loved Judas Iscariot until the end, so he must continue to love us, surely. Secondly, that there is no sin so bad (or repeatedly bad) that Jesus will not forgive us.

And the prayer from Wednesday's reflection is,

Lord, no sin is beyond your mercy; no offence so grave that you will not forgive. But you need our sorrow, our contrition, our repentance and our resolve to live a new life.

And I always feel much, much better for having said my confession . . .

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