40-Day Challenge: X-amination of Conscience (Day 37)

Begin with the Prayer of Abandonment.

The other day I came across this “Examination of Conscience for Married Couples” by Father Thomas Weinandy.  If you have not yet been to confession this Lent, why not take this opportunity to prepare yourself … and to make arrangements to go?

The sacrament of reconciliation does not need to be an onerous chore; it is a bath for the soul that helps us to enter wholeheartedly into the celebration that is Easter. Just as there is no Easter without a Good Friday, so there is no healing without an acknowledgement that we need to be healed.

Today’s Challenge:  Read the Examination. What one area do you feel most convicted about the need to change? What is the “opposite virtue” that you need to practice in order to get rid of this vice?

Today’s Prayer:  “Dear Heavenly Father, help me to cultivate a heart of greater love and generosity toward my spouse. In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit, Amen!”

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About hsaxton

Heidi Hess Saxton is an adoptive parent of two children, and converted to Catholicism in 1994. She is adoptive parent columnist at CatholicMom.com and CatholicExchange.com. She also writes for the Parenting Channel at AnnArbor.com. In her spare time, she is finishing up her Master's thesis at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit.

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