I Stole a Rope

Story about Honest Confession

Sin is a poison that kills the soul. In the Sacrament of Reconciliation it is best to tell everything. Do not be like the man who said in confession, "Father, I stole a rope." He neglected to say that there was a cow at the end of the rope! The more detail you tell, the more you will be healed. The more penance you do, the more the effect of sin will go.

This was told by Fr Joseph Bill during the healing retreat which he directed in St. Patrick's College, Maynooth, August 1999.