To know the difference between right and wrong. To choose the good and reject the evil.
To hate the sin but love the sinner.
To die to self in order that another may live .
These opening words from the prologue to Fr Dunstan's reflections on confession and reconciliation are daunting. The dialogue we enter into in this book gives hope and confidence to those honest enough to admit to needing help. The help is readily available to all. Sometimes we do not know where to find it or how to ask for it.
Here we can learn how to to seek reconciliation but there is also a deeper truth about ourselves that we will come to understand.
This paperback book of 76 pages was written by Fr Dunstan Adams OSB, was a monk of Ampleforth Abbey, he was a graduate in English from Oxford University and taught at Ampleforth College for many years. Fr Dunstan died in 2013 aged 87 years.