„It is amazing thing. Every catholic and every priest should know it because what is said in it is true. This is truth and reality and not what is being said about my mercy. People confess badly. Human soul is in terrible state. Let everyone do this general confession and let this confession spread everywhere among people and priests, because there is only talk of my mercy everywhere, and it is forgotten that I am also a righteous judge. It’s part of my work.Jesus
If everyone would do this confession, heaven would be full.“
Preparation – thorough examination of conscience
Sins committed throughout life – it is recommended to write them down on paper, and so conscientiously perform a General Confession. It is necessary to confess all the sins, mortal even with the count – if you do not know exactly, at least approximately.
MAKE ONLY ONE MORTAL SIN AND DIE IN IT WITHOUT REPENTANCE, IT IS ENOUGH FOR THE SOUL TO BE DAMNED. Eternity is happy or unhappy! This is the dogma of our faith.
You do not put off the necessary treatment because of the health of your body. Don’t be a fool who puts his conscience right until the moment of death. The time of death is not suitable for us to secure eternal salvation. Write down your sins and make a general confession of your entire life. Keep in mind you will turn in your account in order to gain eternity. Therefore, do as you will have to do at the moment of turning in the accounts in front of the eternal Judge, Jesus Christ. Think that what you now see difficult, will seem to you impossible at the time of death.
We have to walk the way of the Lord, while we have time, because in the hour of death, the light burns out. Then there will not be time to prepare, at that moment, we have to be ready. In the hour of death, nothing can be done. What has been done is done. When death comes, it won’t be possible to put in order confused conscience in that storm and confusion. Who knows what might happen? If you lose your soul in the hour of death, then you lose everything and there will never be any hope of regaining it. God certainly did not send us to this earth so that we become rich, receive honors, or satisfy our senses. But He sent us here to gain eternal life.
Everyone knows that their journey will end one day. But delusions of many are that they are imagining death as far as if it should never have come. Even very old and sick people often say that they could live another 3-4 years. Well, we know about that, how many suddenly died! Some seated, others walking, another sleeping in the bed. It is certain that none of them thought he was going to die so unexpectedly on the day he really died. If you would die tonight, and then about your eternal life should be decided, would you be ready to turn in account of your deeds? Wouldn’t you give all to God for one more year, month, or at least one day of life? Why now, when God gives you this time, you do not remedy your conscience? Or is it impossible that this this is your last day? Are you waiting for the day of death?
As for the past, trust Jesus Christ, He gives you this enlightenment now, because He wants to redeem you. What a love and tenderness with which God embraces the sinner, when He returns to him! Trust the intercession of the Virgin Mary who is begging for you. Who knows whether these lines are the last call that merciful God sends you?
Table of Contents
THE FIRST COMMANDMENT
I. You Shall Worship the Lord Your God and Him Only Shall You Serve. You Shall Have No Other Gods Before Me.
- HAVE I SINNED AGAINST TO FAITH?
- DID I LOVE GOD ABOVE ALL ELSE?
- DID I WORSHIP OTHER GODS?
- WHAT DO MY PRAYERS LOOK LIKE?
- HOW DO I SPEND TIME AT HOLY MASS?
- HOW DO I RECEIVE THE SACRAMENTS?
- SACRILEGIOS CONFESSION
- SACRILEGE COMMUNION
- DID I DISRESPECT GOD?
- DO I ABUSE GOD’S MERCY?
SINS AGAINST NEIGHBOR – YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF!
IV. HONOR YOUR FATHER AND MOTHER, SO THAT YOUR DAYS MAY BE LONG IN THE LAND THAT THE LORD YOUR GOD IS GIVING YOU.
VII. YOU SHALL NOT STEAL
Selected from books:
St. Alfonz Maria De´Liguori – In the Light of Eternity (Preparing for Death)
St. John Vianney – How Vianney preached about the holy confession, selection of homilies
Catechism of the Catholic Church
He who sacrifices his death to God does the most perfect act of love he is capable of. For if we accept death by God’s will as He wants, He himself will assign us to martyrs.
Measure of our love at the moment of death will be a measure of love that we will love God in blissful eternity.
„My God, I already now receive from your hand every mode of death with all the pain and anxiety with complete devotion and willingness.“
(Plenary indulgences for the hour of death, if they pray at least once in his life on any day after the valid confession and Holy Communion – PIUS X. – 9.3.1904)
„I love you, Lord Jesus, and I thank you with all my heart for giving me the time and opportunity to convert.“