Last evening our local parish which serves the nearby university had an Advent Penance Service. Many parishioners and students took the opportunity to go to Confession and many of the students returned to their pews with joyful smiles on their faces. How wonderful!
That's how it should be with the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Encountering Jesus in Confession should be a time of spiritual refreshment and peace. Many parishes are having Advent Penances Services now. If you haven't had your own encounter with the Lord through this grace-filled Sacrament hopefully you can find your way to your parish. If all goes well I guarantee you will come home with a smile on your face and joy in your heart.