“More people would learn from their mistakes if they weren’t so busy denying that they made them. –Ponto the Office Dog, the Maysville Ledger Independent.
Ponto, who happens to be one of my favorite philosophers, hit the nail on the head with that statement. We can’t grow in our faith if we don’t confess our sins. In order to be forgiven and to experience the joy of that forgiveness we first have to admit that we have done things for which we need forgiven. If we deny that we have done anything wrong, we deny ourselves of one of the greatest blessings available to us—the forgiveness that God offers us through his Son Jesus.
“If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. If we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be a liar and his word is not in us.”—1 John 1:8-10.