O Lord Thou shalt open my lips and my mouth shall declare Thy praise.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

In the Sin Bin...

Just like how a shot in hockey must have a follow-through, so too must confession. It defies the laws of physics for a hockey player to take a shot and it not have a follow-through. The stick does not stop all of a sudden when it hits the puck. Even the most perfect snap-shot, with almost no follow-through and thus all the more difficult for the net-minder to follow and stop the shot, has a follow-through, even though it is quite small. The stick always continues forward as it continues to propel the puck to the net. So to Confession must have a follow-through, with the soul not returning to its former sins, but controlling and subduing its passions, as the Confession continues to propel the soul to Heaven.