Man: Forgive me, father for I have sinned, it’s been a while since my last confession… I have tried my best to live a decent life… but there is one thing I did that has troubled me a lot… a sin. I partied a lot during the weekend and ended up fornicating with a colleague from work. I could have stopped myself from the act, but… I didn’t, I wanted something to boast to my mates at work about.
Father: Who is this colleague’s son, are you in a relationship with her?
Man: Her name is Jessica, we are not dating or anything like that… And no, I didn’t force myself on her. That night when we did it, I think she wanted me to do it. it’s like… she knew what I was thinking like she could read my mind or something.
Father: The devil tempts us in different ways. As Christians, we should be mindful of our deeds, to avoid falling into the temptation to sin.
Man: Yes father.
Father: Are there any more confessions you would like to make son?
Man: Well father, after what happened between me and Jessica, I got to work the following day and realized she resigned from her position.
Father: Do you know what job position she occupies in the place you work or maybe her reason for quitting?
Man: That’s the problem father, I barely knew her. I don’t know anything about her. I just know she works in the firm. I think she’s been working there for barely a year now. I’ve even asked around for the reason why she resigned, but no one knows. No one at work knows much about her.
Man: It bothers me a lot father…, it worries me a lot…
Father: Why son?
Man: Because father, I’ve been having nightmares since she left.
Father: Nightmares… what kind of nightmares?
Man: I can’t say… I only see a figure after me in my dreams. With every dream, it gets more disturbing. It’s like… whatever that thing is, wants something from me… like I owe it or something…
Father: It’s only a dream son. Sometimes we feel guilty about the wrong we have done, and it affects us even in our dreams. Try to forgive yourself, for God has forgiven you. OK?
Man: Hmmm… Ok, father.
Father: For your penance, you will say three Hail Mary and one Our Father.
Man: Ok father.
Father: Go in peace son and with God’s blessings, in the name of the father, of the son, and the of the holy spirit.