I went to confession last week. It was wonderful. Go to confession!
One thing that the priest told me was, well, the headline of this post: “Christ went to the Cross for you, personally. What this means is, that if all men had been righteous, and you were the only sinner, Jesus would have done exactly the same thing.”
It hit me like a freight train.
Now, of course, this is something as a Christian I “know” (insofar as we can ever comprehend the mystery of the Cross–we can’t), but I’d never heard it phrased that way, and hearing it phrased that way produced a really powerful impression upon me. So I hope it will for you, too.