Corpus Christi Church Wokingham
The Corpus Christi Parish Council and its committees exist to
serve our parish community
Our parish is lively with activities for young people and the
formation of adults. It is a community of faith; faith in Jesus
Christ and in his Church.
May 12th 2013
Going to confession isn't like heading off to be tortured, nor
is it like going to the dry cleaners. 'God is light and in him
there is no darkness at all.' While everyone experiences moments of
darkness in life, this verse (1st Letter of St John) refers to the
darkness of living in error, being satisfied with oneself, being
convinced of not needing salvation. Even though it is embarrassing
to admit to and tell the truth about one's thoughts and deeds,
embarrassment and shame is a true Christian and human virtue linked
to the traditional value of humility.
Humility and kindness are the framework of a Christian
life. Oftentimes we think that going to confession is like
going to the dry cleaners to remove a stain, but it isn't.
It's an encounter with Jesus who waits for us to forgive us
and offer salvation. Confession is also not like going to a
torture session where Jesus is waiting to lambast me, but is
going to praise God, because I, the sinner, have been saved
by him who always forgives with tenderness"