The other day, a man, a journalist, asked me a strange question. He asked me, “Even you, do you have to go to confession?” I said, “Yes, I go to con�fession every week.” And he said, “Then God must be very demanding if you have to go to confession.”
And I said, “Your own child sometimes does some�thing wrong. What happens when your child comes to you and says, ‘Daddy, I’m sorry’? What do you do? You put both of your arms around your child and kiss him. Why? Because that’s your way of telling him that you love him. God does the same thing. He loves you tenderly.” Even when we sin or make a mistake, let’s allow that to help us grow closer to God. Let’s tell Him humbly, “I know I shouldn’t have done this, but even this failure I offer to you.”
If we have sinned or made a mistake, let us go to Him and say, ‘‘1’ m sorry! I repent.” God is a forgiving Father. His mercy is greater than our sins. He will forgive us.
from today’s Daily Gospel online
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