Fr. Larry Richards started the Reason for Our Hope Foundation,
He started the talk with a “Bible check”. What a great reminder of the daily essential – time in the word of God.
Today he’s going to focus on our need for the sacrament of reconciliation.
The reason why we don’t go to confession is because of pride.
It’s God’s world, he made the rules.
“Obey the rules, live; disobey the rules, die” – Jesus.
The story of the fall (Genesis 3) is a type of our role in the family. We’re called to be the priest in our family – we offer sacrifice, our very lives for our family. Satan has to go through us before he touches our wife or kids.
Sin has great consequences in our lives.
If our only motivation for loving Jesus Christ is to not go to hell, then worship is the ultimate act of selfishness.
However, to be a follower of Jesus Christ is much more. We must die to ourselves, and then we will live in Jesus Christ. Then the real Christian life begins.
Everyone today needs to go to confession. Note that he has a good examination of c conscience on Youtube.
Sins of Commission
The theme song in hell is “I Did It My Way”.
First Commandment – Is God first in your life?
Second Commandment – You shall not use the Lord’s name in vain.
Third Commandment – You shall worship God (attend Mass) every Sunday.
Fourth Commandment – Honor your father and mother.
Fifth Commandment – You shall not kill (this includes anger).
Sixth Commandment – Sins of the flesh
… and so forth.
Sins of Omission
These are the worst sins.
We must tell the people that we love them (1 John 9:15)
Out of time – great talk!