Look at Joe, all shiny and new! He had his First Reconciliation today and came out all clean like a new machine. Over the course of his preparation these last few months, he went through stages of denial, refusal, anxiety, and giggling, that he would need to confess his sins rather than keep them crammed down deep inside his toes, hidden where no one could ever know about them. But he did it, and he'll do it again, and that's how confession goes. How exciting that he gets to be part of this Church and this process and this Sacramental grace.