Preparing for Confession

Confession is meant to be a sincere moment of conversion, an occasion to demonstrate trust in God's willingness to forgive His children, and to help them back on the path of following Jesus. Pope Francis said "The best way to guard one's heart is with the daily practice of an "examination of conscience" in which one quietly reviews what bad things one has done and what good things one has failed to do for God, one's neighbour and oneself". You may wish to take advantage of the following forms of examination of conscience as you prepare for your next day or your next confession / celebration of the sacrament of reconciliation.