The spiritual practice of confession is an important act for the health and well being of our soul care. It is holy work. As we look inward into our mess and start cleaning out these regrets, we begin making room for God’s forgiveness and God’s steadfast love for us.
In this season of Lent, the 40 of walking with Jesus to the cross and to his glorious resurrection, I invite you try the practice of confession.
Take a few moments every day to reflect upon these two questions:
1) What was the best part of your day?
2) What was the worst part of your day?
As you remember, write your answers in a journal. Tell a family member or a friend whom you trust; one who will not judge you or repeat it as gossip. Write a letter to God and share your confession as if you were talking to a friend. God will not tell anyone! Make an appointment with a pastor who will hear your words as “confession” and offer you God’s forgiveness and remind you of Paul’s words paraphrased from Romans 8: “There is nothing that can separate you from the love of God. Nothing.”
Rev. Pamela G. Holt is the Senior Pastor at First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 302 NW 6th Street, Mineral Wells. For information, email email@example.com or call the church at (940) 325-4277.