Yesterday morning a close friend of mine (whose name I won't say) made their first confession. It was a moving experience for us both. The person wanted to talk to me about it, and you could tell that they felt 10 pounds lighter and that nothing could upset them. My friend said that it was a very emotional and life changing experience. They also commented on how they could see themselves having an easier time forgiving people. But anyway, it was a very wonderful thing to hear.
Father had a very cool homily yesterday at first communion Mass about how we "need" the Eucharist. I think we not only "need" the Eucharist but also the other 6 sacraments given to us from God, especially confession. I think I take that for granted sometimes.