I don't mean showered with the smell of freshness.
I mean soul cleaned. I am clean on the inside now.
Tonight I took our two oldest daughters and headed to a Reconciliation Service at church.
We participated in a beautiful service where the priest told a story of getting behind the door with God and going with him to confess your sins.
After the service, we were able to chat with a priest and confess our sins. And man.... I had a few. I could have easily sat with the priest for an hour or more. He was easy to talk to and a great listener. (I think that's part of the job requirement. hahaha) He made me feel comfortable and........ loved. He was affirming and kind.
When you're finished confessing you get absolution of your sins. This is where the priest says a prayer and Jesus takes your sins away. As soon as his hand touched my head to absolve me from my sins, there was a warmth that came over my chest. I felt closer to God. I'm still feeling it right now.
I feel clean. I am clean. At least for now....... :)