Do you have any advice on how to deal with nerves before Confession? I love going to Confession, but sometimes I get so nervous that I don't actually end up going. Once I actually am in the confessional, I'm fine, but I get so stressed about it beforehand. So do you have some advice on how to get past that nervousness? - klarita
Well, I get nervous myself sometimes! It’s never easy to go to Confession, not even after years. Try reading Luke 15, though, and you’ll see the way God really treats us in Confession: like the father of the Prodigal Son. All that superabundant generosity! That can really strengthen us to take the first step on the road back to the confessional. It’s easy to see that all those jitters are only keeping me from that outpouring of grace and love on my soul… and the party that follows in all three of the parables in Luke 15!
God bless you!
- Father Shane