“Father, I lost my sins”

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@ridingbet (57899)
Philippines
March 25, 2016 11:26pm CST
It is Black Saturday today, my fellow lotters, how was your Holy Week? Well, since Holy Wednesday, I and my sister went to church to do one of the sacraments of the church- confession. We were not able to do that until yesterday because the priest just stood up and left us, and did not come back because the procession of the 14 stations of the Cross was about to start. This morning though, I drove with my sister, and we sat near the office at the church; luckily, there was an available priest where we can confess our sins. Now, we renewed our faith to God through confession; which brings my thoughts when I was in my primary grades. A nun gave an anecdote to us Grade 2 pupils (We were to receive our first Holy Communion) and she said that we should tell our sins to the priest. She said that in order for us not to forget our sins, we can write them in a small sheet of paper and read them when it was our turn to confess. Her anecdote is: a pupil from another school did that but lost the sheet of paper, and when it was his turn to confess, he meekly told the priest, “Father, I lost my sins”. It gives me a laugh when I recall this one. Of course, we confess our sins now without writing them down. Have you lost your sins too?
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@LadyDuck (171373)
• Switzerland
26 Mar 16
We were told that if we do not remember them it means we are not sorry for what we did. You must repent for the confession cleans your sins.
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@ridingbet (57899)
• Philippines
26 Mar 16
yes, it is true, and that anecdote was during my primary school years yet. we can confess our sins directly to God too.
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@LadyDuck (171373)
• Switzerland
26 Mar 16
@ridingbet I believe that for the moment it is compulsory for the Catholics to confess to a Priest at least once a year.
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@ridingbet (57899)
• Philippines
27 Mar 16
@LadyDuck yes, and that is one of the 7 laws of the Church---"To confess our sins at least once a year"; another is "To contribute to the support of the church"; and yet another is "To fast and abstain on the days appointed". All these are required as penance and penitence every Holy Week.
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@brokenbee (7963)
• Philippines
26 Mar 16
Whoa! Hahahahaha! Not yet. hmmm I haven't confessed my sins yet. Awww!
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@ridingbet (57899)
• Philippines
26 Mar 16
but you can confess directly to God too, hija. I still prefer to do that with the priest, though we can confess every night with the act of contrition. That is always included in my evening prayers.
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@brokenbee (7963)
• Philippines
26 Mar 16
@ridingbet Yes, I think we can also confess directly to HIM. Honestly, I had only done confession with a priest once. And that was before I had my first Holy Communion when I was in Grade 3. When I was in HS, we had general absolution where we wrote our sins on a piece of paper and then burnt it. That's different from telling your sins to a priest, right? Hmmmm
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@ridingbet (57899)
• Philippines
26 Mar 16
@brokenbee but then you wrote your sins on a sheet of paper, nice you burned it so no one read it.
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@SIMPLYD (81529)
• Philippines
28 Mar 16
Luckily , last 23rd since i know that we will be having the mass for Padre Pio in our chapel , i requested that the priest be fetched earlier so we can have confession . Thus , i had my confession along with the others . That boy is so funny to say it in shortcut , I lost my sins .
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@ridingbet (57899)
• Philippines
28 Mar 16
so, my lady, your sins are not lost too? happy Easter, my friend
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@SIMPLYD (81529)
• Philippines
28 Mar 16
@ridingbet That's how it should always be , my dear .
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@ridingbet (57899)
• Philippines
28 Mar 16
@SIMPLYD but you gave your sins to the priest when you confessed them, right? That is what it should be.
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@ida123 (6242)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
26 Mar 16
Ha, ha, No, it's inside my pocket.
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@ridingbet (57899)
• Philippines
26 Mar 16
be sure you tear it out when you confessed your sins, my dear. or else, somebody will read it and post on FB.
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@ida123 (6242)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
26 Mar 16
@ridingbet Ha, ha, that would not happen because I already tear off the paper
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@ridingbet (57899)
• Philippines
26 Mar 16
@ida123 or better yet, shed it to very small pieces then burn it.
@rakski (21088)
• Philippines
26 Mar 16
and because he lost the paper, he lost his sins too... lol...
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@ridingbet (57899)
• Philippines
26 Mar 16
yes, indeed, it was a laughing event for the whole class that time.
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@rakski (21088)
• Philippines
26 Mar 16
@ridingbet oh my god, I hope teachers now do not ask their students to write their sins in a piece of paper, it might get lost too. lol
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@ridingbet (57899)
• Philippines
27 Mar 16
@rakski yes indeed, but it is also a good choice so we don't forget our sins, right? i think I will do that when I go to confession again.
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@suni51 (2989)
• India
26 Mar 16
To be very frank, it's HOLI week for us Indians and let me confirm here that I was loveall THERE in 2014-15 and before that ZOVIET when I lived in Australia in 2013-14. I was on your list in both avatars. I am here since 2009 but my profile will not tell you that.
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@ridingbet (57899)
• Philippines
26 Mar 16
you did deceive me, ey?! But it is good you are back here after several years, and after the bubbles sank
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@suni51 (2989)
• India
27 Mar 16
@ridingbet My presence on writing sites is not limited to these two only. I was on more than dozen sites. I still write for many. I am a good story teller you know
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@ridingbet (57899)
• Philippines
27 Mar 16
@suni51 yes, and you really deceived me with your good story about that European/Russian lady that you wanted to pursue that is why you left Bubblews. You are a great story-teller really.
• Philippines
26 Mar 16
remind myself not to put it in paper, but if i did i'd put it in my pocket.
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@ridingbet (57899)
• Philippines
26 Mar 16
hahah! But you are no longer a kid, hijo. And if you write it in a sheet of paper, what if it accidentally falls and somebody will read it? then your sins will be his sins as well?
• Philippines
26 Mar 16
@ridingbet oh no! im exposed!
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@ridingbet (57899)
• Philippines
26 Mar 16
@Letranknight2015 then you can just deny those sins are yours.
26 Mar 16
Hehehe. I never write my sins in a paper but there were a lot of times that I would forget to tell some of my sins.
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@ridingbet (57899)
• Philippines
27 Mar 16
yes, sometimes I forget some of my sins, that is why when I queue before the priest, I have a self-examination of conscience and enumerate my sins in my mind, but I still forget some, so I ask pardon directly to God after my confession to the priest.
@Lucky15 (33718)
• Philippines
26 Mar 16
hahaha... i am really laughing hard
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@ridingbet (57899)
• Philippines
26 Mar 16
then stop laughing now my dear. you will laugh when you will confess and you remember this story.
@allknowing (68826)
• India
27 Mar 16
If we do not remember our sins then they would not be serious and hence need not be confessed
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