Our consumer society has conditioned us to ask such things as, "What do I get out of it? What's in it for me?" Rather than fight against this mentality, why not use it in our efforts to help people have a renewed interest in Confession? Surely the best way to help people appreciate this sacrament is to elucidate the many benefits we receive from it. To that end, this book focuses upon 25 striking things Confession affords. It demonstrates that Confession gives us much more than it takes away!
Taking "negative" things (sin) is one thing for which this sacrament is well known, but how many people think of the Sacrament of Reconciliation in terms of the "positive" things it provides for us? This positive approach is a welcome alternative to viewing this sacrament simply in relation to sin. It is informative and entertaining as it is illustrated with interesting analogies, true stories, Church teaching, quotes from the Saints and answers to popular questions.
The author: Father Michael was ordained in 2001 and is currently the Assistant to the Dean at St Mary's Cathedral, Sydney where he is also the Director of Vocations, the Cardinal'd Deputy Master of Ceremonies and a chaplain for the Catholic Youth Services.