Saturday, February 7, 2009
I had originally written a post that was more or less, a confession. I carefully wrote it out, pouring my heart and soul into every word. When I was finished, I read it to myself and decided it was too personal to put in my blog. Not because of who would be reading it, but because I was ashamed of it. I was afraid of judgement and scornful remarks. I have lived many years with the pain and regret of this confession. Very few even know it exists. However I can not hide it from God. Lent is the one time of year for true penance and forgiveness. It is a time to remember our sins and the sacrifice Jesus made to forgive them. I hold the Lenten season very dear to my heart because it has helped me to realize the error of my ways and begin to come to terms with them. I have learned that God forgives ALL sins, even when we cannot forgive them ourselves. It is up to us to ask him for forgiveness. I consider myself lucky to have seen my faults before it is too late. Many souls did not have that privilige in life. That is why God created Purgatory. A sort of cleansing, for the soul to enter Heaven. We are praying for those souls, so that when it is our turn, someone will pray for ours. God Bless!