Our confession will either imprison us or set us free. Our confession is the result of our believing, and our believing is the result of our right or wrong thinking.
Confessions are like tattoos in that 1) You convince yourself that the immediate pain of going through the process means it won't bother you later on; 2) They are permanent.
Confession is the sacrament of the tenderness of God, his way of embracing us.
Confession basically means saying the same thing about your sin as God says. So if you say you want to develop integrity, but you're not willing to face the rough parts and confess them, you won't get there.
Confession without repentance is just bragging.
Confession of sin shows us more clearly our need of mercy-and endears God's mercy more to us
A confession you make merely to illuminate the murky corners of your little life may end up lighting the path to freedom for a thousand other hearts.
These pages are not my confession; they’re my definition. And I feel, as I begin to write it, that I can write it with some semblance of truth.
A clean confession combined with a promise never to commit the sin again, when offered before one who has the right to receive it, is the purest type of repentance.
The confessions can touch on every human emotion. They can be laugh-out-loud funny, for sure, they can be heart-breaking, they can be sexual or hidden acts of kindness, they can be romantic...
Every genuine confession humbles the soul. When it takes the form of thanksgiving, it teaches the soul that it has been delivered by the grace of God.
The confession of one man humbles all.
Confession of sins is not meritorious: to confess sins as a way of placing God in your debt is not dealing with sin; it is committing another sin. The context of all confession must be the free grace of justification.
Confession makes you a more trustworthy narrator.
Confessions may be good for the soul but they are bad for the reputation.
In Confession, Jesus welcomes us with all our sinfulness, to give us a new heart, capable of loving as he loves.
Confession is like a bridle that keeps the soul which reflects on it from committing sin, but anything left unconfessed we continue to do without fear as if in the dark.
Confession of our faults is the next thing to innocence.
Fear is a confession of weakness. What you fear is stronger than you, or you think it is, else you wouldn't be afraid of it.
Confession is a sacred rite enhanced by allegory, exaggeration, and lies.
The confessions don't speak with one voice. They are more like a cluster of closely-related but distinct voices - a kind of choir, if you like.
Confession is something we will never outgrow, even if we become the saints God made us to be. Pope John Paul II and Mother Teresa of Calcutta were revered even during their lifetime; but both made frequent use of the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
Confession of one's guilt purifies and uplifts. Its suppression is degrading and should always be avoided.
The confession of the authority of the Word of God can never be isolated from the saving content of the Word of God.
Confession can be good for the soul, but it can exact a heavy toll on friendships.
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