Sin separates us from God because in sin we are turning our backs on Him. We therefore need to turn back to God and ask for forgiveness.
Sin is anything that is selfish or unloving and every time we fail to obey Jesus’ simple command to love God and love our neighbour as ourselves we fall into sin.
God does not want a barrier to exist between Him and us and desires nothing more than for us to be with Him. God offers us forgiveness and reconciliation in Christ. There can be no greater example of sin than Christ crucified, but Jesus died in love, praying that God would forgive even those who had killed him. His love conquered death and sin itself and therefore his love will always triumph.
The principle way of forgiveness is to come to Confession - the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Here a person tells God of their sins and asks and prays for forgiveness. The priest then pronounces God’s forgiveness. God will always forgive us if we are sincere, if we truly want to be reconciled to Him.
Confession can be heard when a priest is available in church or by appointment.
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