I came from a Catholic school, from elementary to college. At noong araw may times na nagsisimba kami as a class sa chapel namin at nagcoconfess kami sa pari.
I can still remember yung sinabi ng classmate ko na "Ano kaya icoconfess ko, wala ako maisip eh"?
Noong nadinig ko yun ay natawa ako at muntik ko na sabihin sa kanya na:
"Di mo alam ang mga kasalanan mo? Gusto mo isa isahin ko? Marami kang kasalanan alam mo ba yun? Tulad ng panloloko mo sa mga classmates natin, at nagsisinungaling ka din sa mga teacher natin, nagbubully ka ng estudyante na masbata sa yo at yung ibang classmates natin binubully mo din at isa na ako doon lol!."
May times talaga na di natin alam na kasalanan pala ang ginagawa natin sa kapwa natin. At may times din na alam natin na kasalanan siya sa Diyos pero ginagawa pa rin natin.
I just want to share a passage from the Holy Bible:
“Who can discern his errors? Forgive my hidden faults. Keep your servant also from willful sins; may they not rule over me...” Psalm 19:12-13
This passage gives an explanation of unintentional and intentional sins. Basically unintentional sins are sins of which a person is not fully aware; intentional sins are sins that a person knows are wrong and yet continues to do.
Lahat tayo ay may kasalanan kaya bilang catholic ay kailangan natin magconfess sa pari. Because confession of a sin demonstrates our acknowledgment that we have sinned.
Personally, Di ako lagi nagcoconfess sa pari because I believe that, "If I have done something wrong, I will just have a private conversation with God and I'll just tell him in my bedroom".
Sometimes I believe that confessing to God or to the priest is not enough. Because we need to confess our sins to those we have sinned against.
So if we have sinned against someone, we need to confess that and set it right, and if we are holding a sinful attitude towards another we need to change in our heart before we can enjoy fellowship with him. But it is not right to say that unless we are willing to confess all our sins to someone else, we are trying to hide our sins and are unwilling to come into the light. God is light, and to come into the light essentially means to come out of hiding before God and live in transparency before Him