Unconfessed sin is like an abyss, confessed sin like a bridge

Frederick Buechner once wrote about confession: “To confess your sins to God is not to tell God anything God doesn’t already know. Until you confess them, however, they are like the abyss between you and God. When you confess them, they become the Golden Gate Bridge.”

Source: http://www.fcbc-sf.org/sermons/srm031013.pdf

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Noel Coward's infamous prank

Remember the late Noel Coward’s infamous prank. The English playwright sent an identical note to twenty of the most famous men in London. The anonymous note read simply: ‘Everybody has found out what you are doing. If I were you I would get out of town.’ Supposedly, all twenty men actually left town!

What if you opened your mail one day and found such a note? What would race through your mind?

Do we all have something to repent, some guilt that is hidden, some true confessions to make?

Source: http://www.fcbc-sf.org/sermons/srm031013.pdf