“Baptism does snatch us from the power of sin and death and brings us to
the new life of the children of God, but it does not free us from human weakness
and the inclination to sin. That is why we need a place where we can be reconciled
with God again and again. That place is confession.”
The Sacrament of Reconciliation looks to address our spiritual ailment:
the way in which, even after Baptism, we continue to be affected by
the power of sin in our lives. We bring to confession our sin, our weakness,
the moments in which we choose to turn from God rather than toward Him and His goodness.