WHY DO I TELL MY SINS TO A PRIEST?
The Healing Power of Confession
If you do not think about your "problem areas," spiritual and personal growth are simply impossible. An examination of conscience is when you think about your life - your attitudes and actions - to determine whether you have sinned and how you need to change and grow. One way to do this is to think about each of the Ten Commandments and consider how you have (or have not) lived up to God's Law.