Perhaps one of the least favorite experiences for many is a trip to the dentist. Upon entering the dental office, one is greeted with the sound of drilling and the smell of fillings. With each routine dental exam, we can only hope that our mouth is healthy, free of the need for any further dental services.
That being said, however, most of us have had tooth decay, otherwise known as cavities. Once tooth decay is present, it can only be removed by drilling and filling. It’s no fun, but once the filling is done, the tooth is restored to a healthy condition.
Like our teeth, our souls may also become decayed from the sins we commit. Our decayed souls are in need of restoration to bring them back to a healthy condition, a state of grace. We must enter the supernatural office of healing and seek the services of the supernatural healer of souls, Jesus Christ.
We are Catholic. Receiving the Sacrament of Reconciliation is the remedy needed to restore our decayed souls to health. It fills us with the grace we need to live a life pleasing to God. Remove the decay from your soul often by receiving a filling of grace from the beautiful Sacrament of Reconciliation.
Ponder: Do you examine your conscience daily according to the teachings of the Church?
Reflect: Jer 30:17
Pray: Holy Spirit, enlighten my mind and my heart to acknowledge my sins and to make a good confession.
This post was written by Suzy Kelly