The Sacrament Of Reconciliation

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The sacrament of reconciliation is forgiveness, forgiveness from one person to another, forgiveness from God. Reconciliation is one of the seven sacraments of the Catholic Church. Reconciliation is a way for us to be forgiven, as no person can go through life without sinning. However, sinning is a part of life, its human nature, but sins fracture a bond with God and reconciliation gives you another opportunity, another opportunity to heal and reconnect. To be forgiven allows you to heal and to forgive, it can also give you a sense of healing. Jesus understood human nature and how everybody makes mistakes and he knew that allowing forgiveness allows a person to have another chance, allows them to reconnect with God and with them selves, as Jesus said “your sins are forgiven” Luke 7:48. In the parable of the lost son (prodigal) the boy says to his father “Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son,” in this story the father forgives his son and it does not only make the son happy it also makes the father happy. Reconciliation allows you to feel happy, sin causes a negative effect in people's lives but forgiveness allows you to feel new and pure. The idea of going through life sinless is an amazing thought but for humankind it is almost impossible, so to achieve inner peace you need to learn to forgive, as Jesus said “Peace be with you. As the father has sent me, even so I send you” John 20:21-23. Reconciliation is a gift given to the church by Jesus, the gift of…show more content…
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