And saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.- Mark 1:15
In the book of Mark in the bible the phrase “Repent and believe in the Gospel” has a special meaning. For who are we to question God and those around us. We can spread the word of God and his son Jesus to others in hopes that they hear. But, does that help us repent our sins. In order to repent you must be able to confess your sin. The old saying confession is good for the soul is true. The reason this is because when you truly repent your sins to those around you God and Jesus hear you and forgive you. I know it can be scary to admit your sin to others and ask for forgiveness. However, sin can creep up on you. A guilty conscious can make you feel sad and depressed. When you ask God and Jesus for forgiveness, whether it be in prayer or in confession to a priest, he truly does hear them. God and Jesus watch over us all the time and want us to make the right decision. Confessing your sins and asking for forgiveness is one of those ways.