Sunday, January 24, 2016

Do Over

Every time you go to Confession, it's a do-over. The promises of the New Covenant, articulated in the prophecy of Jeremiah, come true here. Christ in the sacrament says, "I am faithful; I will do it." Some people are afraid of this system. Won't it make people complacent or arrogant?

It seems to me that denying the efficacy of the sacred sign is more arrogant. The man begins to believe that his faith possesses a unique quality that others do not possess. This is foolish, since faith itself is a gift of grace. The sacraments are efficacious, precisely to show that man is only a man.

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