1 Jn 1:5—2:2
We begin today, as we did yesterday, BELOVED:
Saint John continues "This is the message that we have heard from Jesus Christ and proclaim to you:
- God is light, and in him there is no darkness at all.
- if we walk in the light as he is in the light, then we have fellowship with one another, and the Blood of his Son Jesus cleanses us from all sin.
- If we acknowledge our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive our sins and cleanse us from every wrongdoing.
- if anyone does sin, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous one.
- He is expiation for our sins, and not for our sins only but for those of the whole world.
Catechism of the Catholic Church: 1424 It is called the sacrament of confession, since the disclosure or confession of sins to a priest is an essential element of this sacrament. In a profound sense it is also a "confession" - acknowledgment and praise - of the holiness of God and of his mercy toward sinful man.
BELOVED, the Sacrament of Confession is an extension of Christ's precious gift as "expiation for our sins".
Let's Go to Confession
Holy Innocents, pray for us