I am currently in college and I have never confessed before. One of the biggest reasons is because I am afraid of my own sins and I am embarrassed. My biggest sin right now is fornification with homosexuality and I am extremely upset by my sins. I am afraid and I do not know what to do. I want to confess but I am afraid of what will happen when I will confess. What is an absolution? Will there be a punishment? Please any help, answers, and advice will help me become more confident in confessing. I want to return to Christ.