I know this topic has been discussed on other threads, however, why is it exactly that people do not want to go to Confession? Why is it that they are so adamant about partaking of the Holy Eucharist, yet, won't show up a bit early (or the night before) to confess of their sins?
I feel that they partake of the Holy Eucharist completely out of habit, and don't realize the brevity of it all.
I was just at a church that did not require Confession before Holy Communion. Yes, there were way more people in line for Communion than at my church (where Confession is required), however, I am not sure they were approaching in "awe". I think it was just something they did out of habit every Sunday, they were talking in line, fidgeting, etc.
I don't mean to judge or be disrespectful to anyone, I just can't understand why one wouldn't want to confess their sins. We all have sins. No, we haven't all committed murder or adultery (I hope), however, I know that I sin on every turn. I will think something, lose my patience, indulge my whims, etc.
So, in consideration of the topic - if one doesn't feel sinful enough to go to Holy Confession, yet partakes of the Holy Eucharist, are their sins truly forgiven?
If, like mentioned above, I confess to God in my evening prayers, then omit to mention that same sin to the priest in Confession, or don't go to Holy Confession, at all, when I partake of the Holy Eucharist am I forgiven, or not?