I have diabetes and take insulin every day. Every few months, I meet with my endocrinologist. At the appointment I am honest about what I am eating (uh oh!), my blood glucose levels, and any symptoms I might have. Based on this, she is able to regulate my medicine. She doesn’t judge me; rather, she cares for my long-term health and gives me tools to do better.
Confession is the same process for the soul. In the Divine Liturgy, we are offered the “medicine of immortality”. Holy Communion gives us eternal life and strengthens us for our Christian walk. Every few months, or at least once a year, we need to go in for a Spiritual Check Up – Holy Confession. We need to be honest with the Great Physician, Christ, about what we’ve done and share our symptoms. With this information, His assistant (the priest) can regulate our medicine for maximum spiritual health. The priest doesn’t judge; rather, he cares for our long-term spiritual health (eternity) and gives us the tools to do better.
We are blessed to have many priests here at the Cathedral. Hearing confessions is never a bother. We all want you to be well. Click here or call the office for your “appointment” today!
(You may still call Denise at the Cathedral office (205-716-3080) to set up an appointment, of course.)
Have questions about how to prepare? Click here.