Who is God for me? Does He have the most important place in my life? Am I open to His presence? * Do I listen to the words of the Gospel? What place has prayer in my life? Is the Eucharist at the center of my Christian life? * Do I allow the Lord to be the Lord, or do I try to be the Lord myself? Do I cling to my will, my wants, my ways? * Do I seek the wellbeing of others? Am I selfish? Am I proud? Am I jealous? Do I dislike or hate someone? * Am I bitter or resentful in my relationships? Do I treat my family with love and care? Do I love and respect enough my wife, my husband, my children? * Do I think enough of those who are less fortunate? Am I just a spectator before people’s problems, or do I help? Do I share what I have with others? * Do I despise those of another creed, colour or opinion? Am I respectful of other people’s property? Have I abused someone’s property or stolen or coveted another’s goods? * Do I judge my neighbor? Do I bear false witness? Do I sin against purity in mind or action? Have I used another person for my own pleasure? Do I forgive those who sin against me? * Do I appreciate the gift of life God has given to me? Do I use the gift of time well? Am I able to forgive myself? What are the priorities in my life?
ACT OF CONTRITION: Oh my God, I thank you for loving me. I am sorry for all my sins, for not loving others and not loving you. Help me to live like Jesus and not sin again. Amen.
Here is a link to an excellent article on Confession: http://www.catholic.org/hf/faith/story.php?id=41048