Friday, May 21, 2010

Fr. John Corapi Stongly Recommends Daily Examination of Conscience

Pope John Paul II taught convincingly in his Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation on Reconciliation and Penance that all of the divisions we see tearing the world apart—the divisions among nations, the divisions within individual nations, the divisions in cities, and the divisions in families can all be traced back to a single root and cause: that division within individual human beings, and that division is called sin.

There will be no peace in the world, no healing of the political divisions in this nation or any other until individuals find healing within themselves. That healing comes from God and the first step toward that healing is the humility to recognize sin and to ask forgiveness for it. This surely takes place in the great sacrament of Reconciliation, but it should be a daily quest on our part. I am strongly recommending that each of us do a daily examination of conscience as an essential element of our prayer life. Toward that end I am offering you this little
examination of conscience to get you started.

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