Confession is also referred to as the Sacrament of Reconciliation or Penance. Confession is a healing encounter with Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of sins. The Lord’s mercy, healing and grace are given to us through this encounter. In it Jesus also strengthens us to resist future or ongoing temptation.
The Sacrament of Confession is a moment of accountability for us and before the Lord. The Lord’s forgiveness and mercy is infinite. Nothing we have done or could do can ever separate us from experiencing God’s forgiveness through this sacrament.
It is also a salutary practice for us to go to confession regularly to confess our venial sins and receive the grace of the sacrament