Forgiven - Session 3: Embraced in Mercy: The Rite Explained
Whether you go to Confession regularly or a decade ago, this session guides you step-by-step through the deeper meaning of every aspect of the Rite—what it is, why we do it, and how it impacts your life.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation is founded on the powerful revelation of God's love and mercy for his people throughout Scripture. God's delegation of his authority to the priest in Confession is a continuation of the way God uses both angels and men in Scripture as his mediators.
Why do we confess our sins to a priest? Is this sacrament some arbitrary requirement or does it have an inner logic? The answer to these and many more questions about Confession begins and ends with love.
It can feel scary to go to Confession, but really, we go to the Sacrament of Confession because God loves us so much that he wants us to remove all the sins that keep us from Him. When we go to Confession, we say "I love you, Jesus, will you forgive me of my sins?" In this session, kids will lear...