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It was also the first time that I knew the feelings of guilt and shame, but not in the oppressive caricature that society makes it out to be.It was in that moment, as the Cross was being venerated that I knew what I had been, that God knew what I had been, and that .I was also informed that I needed to first receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation by having my confession heard.There were a lot of pitfalls I had to overcome in this process, too many to get into.Such a book, I think, would still be a poor defence of the faith and was probably better said by Bl John Henry Newman or G. I can still remember my first confession with the esteemable Fr. He was a stout Dominican priest with a commanding presence and a jovial laugh, when you could tell just the right joke.I felt all kinds of anxiety going to find him to hear my confession. The journey to this moment was a long one, but a joyful one when I look back.
Everything about the service was alien, but it was also familiar as if I had gone back to a house from my childhood.Even if you are not a Catholic, if you have ever wronged someone then you know how much it can eat at you.If you have also then apologized to that person and they have not only forgiven, but have given you assurance that all is right then you can begin to understand that feeling of relief.Through no fault of their own, and with the best of intentions, most pastors and spiritual leaders would tell me to “pray against it” or to just resolve to be happy.For most of my life, I considered it a personal failure that I couldn’t just be joyful or cure myself and that feeling eventually turned to resentment and an eventual turning away from the faith.