Monday, January 28, 2008

Confession -

While anyone can admit to themselves they were wrong, the true test is admission to someone else.

At the earlier Methodist class meetings, members were expected every week to answer some extremely personal questions, such as the following: Have you experienced any particular temptations during the past week? How did you react or respond to those temptations? Is there anything you are trying to keep secret, and, if so, what? At this point, the modern Christian swallows hard! We are often coated with a thick layer of reserve and modesty which covers "a multitude of sins" -- usually our own. Significantly, James 5:16-20, the original context of that phrase, is the passage which urges, "Confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. --Michael Griffiths, Cinderella with Amnesia

Admit your errors before someone else exaggerates them. --Andrew V. Mason

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