Pope Francis: The Value of Confession

Forgiveness was the central theme of Pope Francis’ homily at mass Monday morning with Vatican employees. He said the Lord forgives and accepts each of us as we are and we experience this in the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Pope Francis said : Jesus in the confessional is not a dry cleaner: it is an encounter with Jesus, with this Jesus who waits for us, who waits for us just as we are. We are often ashamed to tell the truth: ‘I did this, I thought this’. But shame is a true Christian and even human virtue, … the ability to be ashamed. Pope Francis concluded : “In our country those who are never ashamed are called “sin vergüenza’: this means ‘the unashamed ‘, because they are people who do not have …

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