Last week, Pope Francis delivered an engagingly potent homily about the Sacrament of Reconciliation. He said:
Jesus in the confessional is not a dry cleaner, it is an encounter with Jesus but with this Jesus who waits for us just as we are…Many times we think that going to confession is like going to the dry cleaner to clean the dirt from our clothes.
We are tempted to feel this way about reconciliation, but in actuality, Jesus gives us so much more. He “donates to us the peace that only he gives.”
For more of Pope Francis’ homily about the graced experience of Reconciliation, go here.