Have I failed to be aware of the personal love God has for me and the good that God desires for my life? Do I worship and praise my creator as my creator has revealed? “Do this in memory of me”. “Worship God in Spirit and in Truth”. “Teach them everything I have commanded you”. “They devoted themselves to the Apostles teaching and to the communal life, to the breaking of the bread and the prayers”.
Have I failed to attend on Sundays and Holy Days, the sacrifice of the Mass, where the grace of Jesus’ death for sinners is made accessible to me? Where does God “fall on the list of my priorities” of time; in any given day, week, month or year?
Have I failed to honor God’s love for me, by not returning my time and attention to God in prayer; by not listening to and studying God’s Word (the Bible) and the Teachings of his Church (the body of Christ)?
How do I show gratitude for the many blessings I have received from the hand of God or do I think it was all my doing or just random chance? Is my life a life of gratitude? Am I humbled by the good things God has blessed me with in my life? Do I “count my blessings”?
Have I failed to seek the healing and restoration that flows from Confession for all that my sin has broken, wounded or destroyed? Am I aware of the destructive nature of my sins to my own soul, to others or to the world we share? Have I intentionally refused to mention any sins in my previous confessions?
What words are found “in my mouth and on my tongue”? Are they violent, vulgar, disrespectful, demeaning, slandering of others or God?
Have I lied? Is truthfulness found in my heart? In my friendships? Do I seek out and desire truth? Do I build my life on truth? Am I worthy of other people placing their trust in me?