What about sin makes it a barrier between us and God? After confession I tend to find myself actually feeling physically lighter. Problems seem less overwhelming, less significant, and it actually feels easier to breathe. Is this just in my head or do any of you experience the same thing? What can I do so that I'm not distracted with the thought in the back of my head while I'm praying, that my sins are just bearing down on me?
They say that you should go to confession at least once a month but from my experience, that's not nearly enough. My problem is that I don't even live in the same state as my foc, which is why I'm asking this.