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It's because they are not Jews that the wise men ask where is the 'King of the Jews' any Jew would say where is the 'king of Israel'. But they say 'King of the Jews' a phrase we will not hear again until the crucifixion when Pilate, another non-Jew, puts a notice on the cross saying 'the king of the Jews'. So, by saying 'King of the Jews' the Wise Men point, even as they gaze at the baby, at the cross. The wood of the manger is the wood of the cross. In this world, as Jesus makes clear you cannot have love without suffering, but the suffering itself is an act of love, a proof of love....
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The sacrament of reconciliation is above all an act of God's love, a personal moment lived in the relationship of love with God.
Like the Church, each of her members, is always in need of purification and, following the path of penance and renewal, seeks with a contrite heart to grow in love of Christ.
Visit Confession page, to find out more about the elements of a good confession and when and how to make your confession at St Joseph's.