Personal Sins of My Life

Format for Holy Hour

It’s time to look even deeper. As unpleasant as it may at first appear, pause and say a prayer that God will help you see every mortal sin you have ever committed. You have already spent time going through the examination of conscience on the Seven Capital Sins. Now take time to sit quietly and consider every mortal sin that you have ever committed. Think back to the various times and places of your life. Think of the various relationships you have had and the various decisions you have made. Take a few minutes (or longer) to consider these sins. (Silent Reflection)

Now ponder how vile they are and how weak you were in committing them. The one conclusion you can take from such a meditation is that you are a sinner. There is no escaping this fact. You are a sinner and you deserve the eternal damnation of Hell. Allow the reality of your sins to sink in. The fallen angels and so many others are in Hell because of one mortal sin. You are so much more deserving of their eternal fate. (Silent Reflection)

If you find that this is discouraging, confusing or disagreeable to you, that is good. This means you are being challenged in your thinking. Sit with these thoughts and seek to accept these grave truths before moving on. (Silent Reflection)

Introduction to Foundational Meditations

  1. God, the Creator of All That Is
  2. God, the Intimate Guide for Your Life
  3. God, the Goal, Purpose and End of Your Life
  4. Sin of the Angels
  5. Sin of Adam and Eve
  6. The General Effects of Sin
  7. Introduction to Meditations Seven–Nine
  8. Personal Sin: In the Light of the Divine Sun
  9. Personal Sins of My Life
  10. Humiliation and Humility
  11. Death
  12. Judgment
  13. Hell

Notebook Exercises

Table of Contents

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