Friday, August 26, 2005

There's nothing quite like the face...

...of a kid after making his or her First Confession.

No amount of reassurance can convince the kid beforehand not to be nervous. Do you remember your First Confession? I do...and despite everything the nuns and priests told me, I was scared!

But afterward -- today I saw 10 kids seemingly float out of the confessional, eager as anything to fly to the Tabernacle and pray their penance.

One little girl summed it up for me:

"I'm so much lighter now!"

Yup. Sin's a heavy thing, a shackle that keeps one as enslaved as the Israelites in Egypt. Only reconcilation to Jesus -- via the Sacrament -- can set us free.