Saturday, May 14, 2005

Confessing our need for confession

Confession is such a powerful human need, Nathan Colquhoun writes, that even in perverted forms it fuels programs like the Jerry Springer Show. In its purer forms confession also happens to be an important part of the Christian life:

We need to realize that confession, especially when someone confesses something to you, means we are sharing in a remarkable event that is sanctioned by Jesus Christ. It doesn’t give us grounds to judge or point the finger but it opens up a hurting life so you can love them. It’s time that we bring confession back to become about humans understanding their depravity and depending on the strength of Christ as opposed to humans sucking each other dry for the next bit of gossip that will only make us feel better.

Let's pray that it would be so in our churches.


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