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Feb 28, 2020

Into the Night: Lent, Confession, and Transformation

Jeff Cavins

Jeff guides you deeper into your heart and conscience than you’ve ever gone before. In your next confession, don’t repeat your usual “sin checklist” to the priest. Instead, fully expose your heart to Jesus and allow him to bring hope, healing, and peace in a way that profoundly transforms you. 

Snippet from the Show

Go deep into the attic of your heart and identify those things that need to be exposed, once and for all, to the light of Christ. Bring it all to him, and he will heal you.

SHOWNOTES

Luke 9:21-25

“But he charged and commanded them to tell this to no one, saying, “The Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected by the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and on the third day be raised.”

And he said to all, “If any man would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it; and whoever loses his life for my sake, he will save it. For what does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses or forfeits himself?”

Our Hearts, Christ’s Home

Before you go to confession, examine these areas of your heart next time you go to confession:

  1. The Entryway: how others see you (your first impression)
  2. The Living Room: where your familial relationships live
  3. The Family Room: where you entertain yourself and your guests
  4. The Kitchen: our appetites for all things (not just food)
  5. The Bedroom: a sacred place, especially for married couples
  6. The Closets: “stuff” that take us away from what’s important
  7. The Attic or Basement: where Christ wants to go to the most; a place that holds our wounds, troubles, and fears

Into the Night” by Aly Aleigha – “Draw me out of private corners of my soul where even I dare not go”

Traditional Act of Contrition for Confession

“Oh my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended you, and I detest all my sins because I dread the loss of Heaven and the pains of Hell, but most of all because they offend you, my God, who are all good and deserving of all my love. I firmly resolve with the help of your grace to sin no more, to do penance, and to amend my life. Amen”

James 4:17 – “Whoever knows what is right to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin.”

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