In the Name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Ghost.
When we enter penitential seasons in the Church Year and our mind turns to repentance and sorrow over sin, we often become misguided and put all of the emphasis on ourselves. We get caught up in what we’re doing, be it Advent preparations of heart and mind for the coming King, or repentance and self-denial in the Lenten fast. We think a lot about ourselves and what we have to do. We forget what the Catechism teaches about confession, that it has two parts: “First, that we confess our sins, and second, that we receive absolution, that is, forgiveness, from the Pastor as from God Himself, not doubting, but firmly believing that by it our sins are forgiven before God in heaven.”
Sermons from Mount Olive
Mount Olive follows the historic one-year lectionary (series of readings).