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Why We Need Confession Russell Shaw

Why We Need Confession

Russell Shaw

Published October 1st 2007
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Paperback
128 pages
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The fallen nature ofman and tendency toward sin is a reality that has lost credibility of late. But for John Henry Cardinal Newman Original sin became to me almost as certain as that the world exists, as the existence of God. Far from being theMoreThe fallen nature ofman and tendency toward sin is a reality that has lost credibility of late. But for John Henry Cardinal Newman Original sin became to me almost as certain as that the world exists, as the existence of God. Far from being the breaking of arbitrary and external laws, the author shows us that sin damages not only our relationship with God, but affects the deep bonds of charity and grace linking us with others. Because of this, sin prevents us from developing our full humanity and living as true daughters and sons of God. Only through the sacrament of reconciliation can one retain the harmony of life and grace lost by sin. For happiness can be found solely in the struggle against sin. The rewards of true repentance and sorrow are life, but, as St. Paul tells us, the wages of sin are death.