Sacrament of Reconciliation

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Religion CPT: Sacrament of Reconciliation

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is when we receive mercy and forgiveness for the sins we commit against God and the people around us. It is a frequently practiced sacrament in the Catholic community often helping many people around us release the guilt inside us and seek help to solve our problems. The Sacrament of Reconciliation has many symbols involved within and has many benefits to it, allowing us to bond and connect with God.

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is also known as the Sacrament of Penance or Confession. It shows that God is forgiving and loving, and that every time we confess our sins, we reconcile with God. Many Catholics participate in this Sacrament because after they confess, they experience great feelings such as relief, peace, freedom, and love. Public sins are confessed within a group, publicly. However, private sins are confessed during private confessions in which the sinner is anonymous to the priest and they would confess individually.

There are five main symbols included in the Sacrament of Reconciliation. The first symbol is a single key or a pair of keys where they are normally crisscrossed to form To 2 an “X”. This symbol came from the time where Jesus talked to Peter and said, “I will give you the keys to the kingdom of Heaven. Whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in Heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in Heaven.” (Matthew 16:19) This showed that Jesus…
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