Catholic Reflection

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Many times in my before I went through the motions: attending mass on Sundays, participating in confession, when the school offered it, and praying every so often. The Lord called to me many times but, during that time, in my life, I kept on holding onto certain sins and hiding them. I kept on persisting in sin and felt no able to give up certain sins in my life. Most of the time I had little understanding of things in Catholicism such as not receiving the Eucharist in the state of mortal sin and having to say all of your mortal sins in the confessional. After a while of continuing holding onto to specific sins I finally confessed it and it felt uncomfortable saying a horrible thing I have personally done and I was embarrassed that I would do such a thing. After going to this confession, one of my friends told me that as catholic we were to not receive the Eucharist in the state of mortal sin and, at the time, I was very confused not knowing if what he was telling contained truth. To convince me my friend took me to a youth minister and she explained this to me. At this point I started to realize more truth and learned of the difference between mortal and venial sin. Learning of this leaded me to a deeper understanding of truth and guided me to Christ. I learned that what was keeping me from being close to Christ and truly experiencing Him was not utilizing the Sacrament of Confession and renouncing sin. All of this endowed me with a deeper appreciation from the

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