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The sacrament of reconciliation can be an unbelievable blessing in our lives. Don't just rattle off sins, punch a card and leave. Rather, embrace confession as an opportunity for spiritual direction. What a gift from the ultimate giver – our Lord!
This Sunday we celebrate Gaudete Sunday – a special celebration of joy marking the halfway point to Christmas. What better way to experience that joy than to shed the weight of our sins by going to confession? I know I am. I confess, I haven't been to confession in about six months, and I can tell. Regular confession opens the door to God working in our lives. We just have to take that step.
To make a good confession, check out these confession guidelines at osv.com.
For more ideas on how to rid Advent and Christmas of stress, download this PDF of "30 ways to make Advent, Christmas stress-free."