Preparing for the Warning of Garabandal

We are now about 18 months away from the Warning of Garabandal, on Good Friday, 25 March 2016, and about 19 and a half months away from the Miracle of Garabandal, on 12 May 2016. I suggest that you prepare your soul. The Warning is a call to repentance. But you will be far better off on that day if you repent now.

The Warning illuminates the conscience, showing each of us the unrepented sins on our souls. The Warning does not show you all the sins of your life; that happens only at the particular judgment after death. The Warning does not show you acts you have committed in mistaken good conscience, not realizing that these acts are sinful; such acts are not on your conscience, even though they are objectively immoral. The Warning does not show you your soul as God sees it; God is infinite in knowledge and wisdom, and you are not.

The Warning only shows you the sins still on your conscience. The Warning does not force you to repent. Some persons will repent, and others will not. Some repentant souls will soon backslide into the same sins again.

[2 Peter]
{2:22} For the truth of the proverb has happened to them: The dog has returned to his own vomit, and the washed sow has returned to her wallowing in the mud.

Faithful believing and practicing Catholics will be greatly blessed on the day of the Warning (the day of repentance). For we have confession to take away our sins, and penances to take away the punishments due for our sins.

Prepare now. Go to Confession.

Wait, not yet. First, do a thorough examination of conscience in the light of Catholic teaching. If you do not know the moral teachings of the Church very well, get my book The Catechism of Catholic Ethics, in print (paperback, 752 pp.) or in Kindle format, and study it closely.

Many Catholics today are committing objective mortal sins without realizing that these are sins. Their confessions offend God because they have not informed their conscience according to the teachings of Jesus and His Church. Some have a valid confession, just barely. Others are not forgiven in confession because they have not truly confessed the mortal sins on their conscience.

Inform your conscience. Examine your conscience. And then go to Confession weekly, or at least once a month.

See my list of books here. There are three free booklets, two on ethics, as well as books and booklets of theology on diverse topics, including the secrets of Medjugorje and Garabandal.

Ronald L. Conte Jr.
Roman Catholic theologian and
translator of the Catholic Public Domain Version of the Bible.

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