On the first Easter Sunday evening, Jesus appeared to His Apostles, "breathed on them," and said, "Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive men's sins, they are forgiven them; if you hold them bound, they are held bound." (Jn 20:21-23)
Why Go to the Sacarment of Reconcilation?
Because with absolution of sins from a Priest,
Jesus breathes His New Life into your soul
Only twice in Sacred Scripture do we find God breathing into human beings. First, in the Genesis account of creation, God breathes the life of a soul into the man He has created. (Gen 2:7) Now, Jesus, the Son, breathes His life into His apostles, (our Priests today)so that through them He will "breathe" life into the souls of contrite sinners.
In this scene, Christ instituted the sacrament of Reconcilation and made His Apostles the ministers of it.