Christ’s love is shown in the fact that He seeks the lost and heals the sick. That is why He gave us the Sacraments of healing and restoration, in which we are freed from sin and strengthened in our physical and spiritual weakness.’ Catechism of the Catholic Church – Reference [1420-1421]
It does not seem like a modern thing to go to Confession; it can be difficult and cost a great deal of effort at first. But it is one of the greatest graces we can receive again and again in our life – it truly renews the soul, completely unburdens it, leaving it without the debts of the past, accepted in love, and equipped with new strength. God is merciful and he desires nothing more earnestly than for us, too, to lay claim to His mercy. Someone who has gone to Confession turns a new, clean page in the book of their life.