When you bring to your Mass all that you have experienced ---your whole life story---
you allow Me to redeem those things that are most dark, bitter, and painful by taking them into the mystery of My sacrifice.
Come to the altar with your sins,
even with those of which you are most ashamed,
and I shall show you that I have already taken them upon Myself and expiated them in My Blood.
Come to the altar
with every troubled and broken relationship of your past,
with every betrayal, every failure, and every sacrilege,
and I shall cast all these things into the ocean of My mercy,
never again to be recovered or named or used by the Accuser against you.
When Heart Speaks to Heart
The Journal of a Priest at Prayer