“I, Saint Augustine, have been talking to you since the child walked out before you.
Remember, the Sacrament of The Holy Eucharist is for all men, but men are forgetting there is another Sacrament attached to The Holy Eucharist: the Sacrament of Penance. Men are walking to the altar railing forgetting to plead with God for forgiveness, forgetting to say, ‘God, forgive me for what I have done, for my sins.’ The Sacrament of Penance is being made lightly of, and I say to you, ‘It is one of the greatest Sacraments you have.’ It is a cleansing. It is a purification. It is a giving from God, through man, the privilege of forgiving. Keep this in mind. Men are forgetting it.
Men are walking to the railing, walking to the altar and not asking forgiveness. They are acting as though they deserve This Great Sacrament, This Great Gift, The Gift of God Himself. No man, in reality, deserves This Gift, not even the Man of God who stands there with the power of It. No man in the world deserves to touch This Gift. It is The Father’s Love that gave It. It is The Father’s Will it be done to all men, but there are certain things that go with It. You must earn the Reward. Ask forgiveness on the way to Him. Say to yourself: ‘Forgive me for my sins. Help me to better understand The Commandments You gave.’ How many men here present now say this? Not many. It is a thing of the past.
And I say to you now: ‘You live in a time worse than Sodom and Gomorrah. It is not too late to have sorrow for sin, to ask forgiveness.’ Keep this in mind. So on the morrow when you walk for this Great Sacrament, say:
‘God, please forgive me my sins. Make me know what You Will of me. Make me follow Your Commands. Help me to do Your Will. Help me to help others know what You want of them. Help me to have the strength to teach others the beauty of Penance, the Magnitude of The Holy Eucharist and the privilege It is.’
I bless you from the Heavens and I say, ‘Only a fool walks away from such a Gift, only a fool denies himself or herself the fullness of What God gave.’ So be it.”