Pope Francis: “Be generous with confession!”
When I saw that Pope Francis told priests to be generous with confession, it was like a bunch of memories came flooding back.
Confession is part of the reason why I decided to go to seminary in the first place. The graces that flow from the confessional and a priest that is truly generous at being a confessor has always been an inspiration to me.
One of my “priest-heros” told me when I was applying for seminary, that if it was God’s will in the future I become a priest, that I make a promise to be very generous with making time for people and confession. He was always very generous with hearing my and countless others confessions and really inspired me with the way in which he regarded the Sacrament.
I have experienced much mercy and joy from going to confession and I encourage each of you to go, if you haven’t yet during Lent, then do it during this Easter Season. Confession is God’s way of reconciling his people to himself and showing them his ever abundant mercy. As we near Divine Mercy Sunday, open yourselves to his mercy! Go to confession, even if its been years, God is calling you to himself and wants you to be fully his! So don’t wait! Go to Confession! And if you are a priest or future one, please, please, please be generous! Our world is in need of so much mercy!