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This blog will center around the beauty of Catholicism and how to raise families, evangelize our faith, and fight the ongoing spritual battles that challenge us daily.

You are invited to share your wisdom on these pages with all the readers. Together we will address important life and faith issues and how to enhance our Catholic identity.

Key areas that you will find me addressing regularly will be about important Catholic doctrine and beliefs and how they help us raise strong Catholic Christian families. My hope is that you will learn, enjoy, and be challenged by my posts. You may be informed, amused, or even annoyed, but I hope it will in some way improve your Catholic faith.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Confessing sins...

Have you ever been guilty of making the same mistake over and over again?

This morning as I jumped in my car to get to an appointment which I was running a tad late for, I remembered why I had planned on getting up earlier than normal. I was out of gas! I knew it the night before and just figured, "Oh well...I'll leave early before my meeting." Famous last words!

On the way, I had to stop and get gas making me even more hurried. The part that angered me most was the fact that as a risk manager, I knew better. Having such little gas put my family at risk if there was an emergency in the middle of the night. What if I had to run to the hospital, but had to stop for gas first because I wasn't prepared? I had done this before...you'd think I would learn.

As I sat in church this evening waiting in line to go to Confession, the irony of the moment made me stop and think. How many times had I confessed a sin (or sins) and had to come back at a later date and confess the same ones. Ever happen to you?

Fortunately for us, God is merciful. Even as we have challenges and failings by succumbing to the same weaknesses, God will continually fill our tank. If you're like me, you've been driving down the road on "empty" many a time. Reconciliation is the ultimate gas station.

When was the last time you filled up?

Vivat Jesus,


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