In the sacrament of Penance, there is peace.
Who remembers the times when, in seeking the sacrament of penance, after confessing, we heard this sentence: “Your sins are forgiven!”? In important situations in my life, in faith seeking a priest to confess to, I experienced the Lord speaking to me as he said to the woman: “And Jesus said unto the woman, Thy sins are forgiven!”
What peace, my God, I feel it as the repentant sinner!
“Then the guests began to think, ‘Who is this who even forgives sins?’ But Jesus said to the woman, ‘Your faith has saved you. Go in peace! ‘”(Lk 7, 47-50)
The effect of God’s forgiveness on the penitent’s heart is so great that it has the life-transforming power of a lifetime. Whoever seeks Christ often for the forgiveness of his sins, not only receives a new life, but gains divine strength to overcome sin.
Jesus shows this power through love and mercy achieved: “the many sins that she committed are forgiven, because she showed much love. He who is forgiven little shows little love “(Lk 7:47).
Jesus I trust in you!
Co-founder of the Canção Nova Community