A Benefit of Being a Priest I Just Realized a Few Days Ago

In any other profession, you can be too merciful. Imagine if you worked in a bank but let everyone off from paying their loans. Imagine a convenience store clerk who let anyone with a sob story take a free loaf of bread. However, in the Sacrament of Confession, we priests can never be too merciful because we are simply instruments of Christ who is all-merciful. We priests have the opportunity to forgive everything no matter how minor or grave.

I think I’d let too many people off the hook if I were in business.

 

 

Fr Matthew P. Schneider, LC

About Fr Matthew P. Schneider, LC

In 2001, I traveled from Calgary, Canada to join the Legion. Since then I’ve been all over North America and spent some time in Rome. I currently reside in Washington doing a bunch of writing and taking care of the community while studying my Licentiate in Theology (between Masters and Doctorate). I’m most well-known on Instagram and Twitter where I have about 6,500 and 40,000 followers respectively.
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