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Galatians 5:1 For freedom Christ has set us free. Stand firm, therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.
A priest once told me something I share with people who make confession. When we receive absolution, we participate a little bit in the judgment of the Last Day. The things we confess are erased: We are completely, eternally unburdened from them. And if God has gone so far as to purge our sins, who are we to remember them? Remind yourself of this when you start to beat yourself up over something in the past, something for which you’ve already been forgiven. Why pick up again the yoke of slavery that God has removed?
MOVING FORWARD: Talk to your priest about making a confession. Let God unburden you from the weight you have been carrying.