To get closer to God through the forgiveness of your sins.
The act whereby God puts a person at peace with Himself through Christ's sacrifice on the cross. (II Corinthians 5:18,19)
A suspension of hostilities. An armed truce for the purpose of digging up the dead.
Reconciliation is the sacrament that celebrates God’s forgiveness.
to restore peace in relationships; the process where God and people are brought together again.
Restoration; the opposite of alienation. We are reconciled to a relationship with God the Father through repentance of sin and acceptance of the sacrifice of Christ. Alienation from God results from sin (Isaiah 59:1-2).
this Catholic sacrament is better known as 'confession', and is the act of confessing one's sins to a priest, who then pronounces forgiveness and prescribes a suitable penance.
Reconciliation is the normalization of relationships between people or groups. According to John Paul Lederach, it involves four simultaneous processes: the search for truth, justice, peace, and mercy. When all four of these factors are brought together, then reconciliation, Lederach says, is achieved.
The sacrament through which one may confess one's sins in the presence of a priest and receive absolution; commonly called confession. See " absolution."
The church's ministry of reconciliation is from God, "who reconciled us to himself through Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation" (2 Cor 5:18). The ministry of reconciliation has been committed by Christ to the church. It is exercised through the care each Christian has for others, through the common prayer of Christians assembled for public worship, and through the priesthood of the church and its ministers declaring absolution (BCP, p. 446).
The removal of hostility and barriers between humans and God, and between individuals, accomplished by Christ (Rom. 5:11; 2 Cor. 5:18, 19).
the sacrament of Reconciliation, also called Penance (once called Confession) is a special experience of God's love. It renews our bond with God and others that is injured or broken by sin. The Eucharist also is a sacrament of Reconciliation. Through it we receive forgiveness for our daily faults and are drawn closer to God and each other.