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I have gone over the article a few times, and overall I think it is a system a man can understand and handle. The only part that concerns me is the reference to confession.
First plainly, placing a “monthly” due-date for attending frightens me. We know that “we” sin often, as men. I think there could be a short sentence of action, that would show the necessity for reacting to the inner thoughts of self-awareness that occur at the point of “doing to the sin” or just after. We need to teach men that when they are in a state of sin, they need learn to run to a priest for the “Sacrament of Reconciliation.”
Reconciliation is my next point concern of sharing.
So often we see/ hear religious and educated laity share that “confession” should not be viewed in a way where the person is painting a picture of them being a “bad person.” Looking at “confession” as a though going before a court or a judge, awaiting the inevitable down pour prayers for Penance. The religious or educated laity share that the person should see the “confession” as more of a moment where you re-unite with a loved one, a “party”, much like the prodigal son and his father.
“Confession” is an action within/ a part of the sacrament, but it is not the name of the sacrament. In my point of view, more often we should refer to the action as “Reconciliation” and not “confession.” Confession does not paint the picture of being reunited and is a little on the negative-side, from a person’s point of view when sharing. Reconciliation does paint a picture of being reunited.
Reconciliation paints a positive picture, and its is a word of encouragement, leading one to hope. Hope, we know as part of that lovely trinity of words; Faith – Hope – Charity. And when you think about it,… The Sacrament of Reconciliation offers all three!
I guess it is the marketing-side of me, always looking for a more positive approach of branding. I would choose Reconciliation – at least once a month over confession – monthly, just as he stated for Eucharistic Adoration.
Just something to ponder, and something to pray.