Authority on earth to forgive sins

July 2, 2020 4:00 am

“Which is easier, to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Rise and walk’? But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins”–he then said to the paralytic, ‘Rise, pick up your stretcher, and go home.’ He rose and went home.” (MT 9: 5-7)

Because of the virus how many of us couldn’t go to confession and meet God’s reconciliation. But even we can’t meet a priest, we can make the examination of conscience, we can ask God for forgiveness and make our lives better. When we make this regularly, we will be perfectly ready to meet God’s reconciliation. Only Our Lord “has authority on earth to forgive sins”; priest are doing this on His authority.

“God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation.” (Gospel Acclamation)

Categorised in: Fr Jarosław Szymczak