Man is not made out of a block of marble , but a being made out of flesh and blood , who through experiences is learning, changing , forming . We have to trust in the grace of God that is capable of changing us . Regular confession of our sins helps to form our consciences , our struggles against our bad inclinations, dispositions , making it possible for Christ to heal us and strengthen us in His love . We experience the gift of God’s mercy and this in turn encourages us to be merciful, compassionate in our hearts like Him .
translated by dr k.e.