“Act of Contrition”
“Oh my God,
I am heartily sorry
For having offended Thee.
I detest all my sins
Because I dread the loss of Heaven
And the pains of Hell,
But most of all
Because they offend Thee, my God,
Who art All Good
And deserving of all my love.
I firmly resolve
With the Help of thy Grace
To ‘CORRECT’ my sins,
To do penance,
And to amend my life. Amen.
Logic tells us that to ‘CORRECT’ something takes much more sincerity, understanding its importance, than to just ‘confess’ it, because it is easier to confess a wrong than to ‘RIGHT IT’ by ‘CORRECTING IT’.
Confessing one’s mistakes, faults, wrongdoing to someone else, can become a habit, an excuse, and does not emphasize that there will be a ‘CORRECTION’ of the wrong.
‘CORRECTING’ one’s own sins, offenses, takes strength, and puts the obligation back where it belongs or on whom the responsibility belongs to.
We must always remember our Soul is in constant contact with God, and it is He Who we must always be conscious of.
Our prayers, in asking God for His Forgiveness, should always be based on God’s Commandments in Their full measure of content, and not just on Their abbreviated versions that simplify Them to an inadequate application that allows Them to be so concise, thus eliminating Their full meaning.
God’s Commandments Have Been Taught, Printed, And Indelibly Defined In So Much Conciseness That Mankind For A Long Time Has Symbolized This Format As The Manner They Are To Be Followed.”