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[quote:1h73ogoq]What exactly does one mean by “perfect contrition”? I think I have an idea but I am not sure if it is correct.[/quote:1h73ogoq]
I think it’s when you totally reconcile with God by being absolutely sorry in your heart and firmly resolving that you will not sin again. I’m not sure if doing your penance is part of that either.
[quote:1h73ogoq]St. Paul tells us not to receive the Body and Blood of Christ unworthily (1 Cor 11:27).[/quote:1h73ogoq]
Good point. I forgot about that one. ” title=”Wink” />
And that section continues with:
[quote:1h73ogoq]A person should examine himself, and so eat the bread and drink the cup. For anyone who eats and drinks without discerning the body, eats and drinks judgment 14 on himself. (1 Cor. 11:28-29)[/quote:1h73ogoq]
So that sounds pretty serious to me and I suppose a good reason for the Church’s teaching. I can’t believe I forgot about that part in the Bible. I guess that’s what happens when I haven’t studied it hardcore like I used to in a couple years. ” title=”Razz” />