Once in a while,
I go to church to confess
because I feel the need to.
I feel my heart is already filled up with wickedness
and I'm always doing the wrong things.
I need to empty them all out to the priest
so I won't drown.
It's like cleaning out and cleansing my whole being
from the inside out.
And confession is the first thing to do.
When I need to renew myself,
confession helps a lot.
It gives me relief from the heavy burden
of sin and guilt,
lightening my load.
I've always known that sinning
will never give me a good life
and will bring me to ruin,
and its consequences will eventually
take me to hell.
Sinning is death already
because it's digging my own grave
and piling up stones for my tomb.
And no one to blame for all my sins
I could have pulled myself away
from sin and wrongdoing
but I was always too weak to do it
and temptations are hard to resist.
No matter how I try to avoid sin,
I always fall into it.
I'm only human who is not born perfect
and has been making mistakes ever since.
My spirit is longing for perfection
but my flesh finds it so hard to do.
That's why I have to clean up my whole being
and try not to commit mistakes again.
But even after confession,
I sin again and even committing
the same sins like before.
It's so hard not to sin again
and I don't know if there's somebody
who could do it.
If there is,
certainly I will congratulate
and praise him right away
for doing an extraordinary job!
I know that if I don't sin again,
I will have the best life on earth
and God will present me the highest rewards
and shower me with His overflowing blessings.
The first thing to do before confession
is to acknowledge all my sins
from beginning to end, from childhood
up to the very moment I confess.
And memorizing them all
so that I won't forget to tell them all to the priest.
It's easy to tell if something I did was a sin.
If it was not good or positive,
then certainly it was sin or wrongdoing.
And I've been making them all since birth.
And I couldn't remember a day I was perfect,
a day where I never sinned at all.
Sinning was always common and ordinary for me.
And I also know that it never pleased the Almighty One.
Confession helps me clean out my spiritual being
and my conscience as well.
And it's also a great reminder for me
that I'm a human being who is weak,
who gives in to temptation,
who is never free from sin and wrongdoing.
And on top of it all,
a human being who longs to be good
because being good is the best thing
to live your life in this world.
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