PODCAST | Contrition
In this podcast, Msgr. Fred Dolan invites us to meditate on the characteristics of having true contrition for our sins. Contrition, being sorry for our sins, plays an essential role to shaking things up and renewing our quest for holiness.
As Pope Francis explains, “Let us listen once more to Jesus, with all the love and respect that the Master deserves. Let us allow his words to unsettle us, to challenge us and to demand a real change in the way we live. Otherwise, holiness will remain no more than an empty word” (Gaudete et Exsultate, no. 66).
When we are contrite and receive forgiveness we have an interior peace, a serene joy. Contrition leads us to be supple, joyful, and approachable because we no longer give excuses for our improper behavior. Contrition also leads us to seek the Sacrament of Confession, which restores and rejuvenates our friendship with the Lord.