Orthodox Thought for the Day


Saturday, March 30, 2013

Help for Confession

Son, obedient servant of the Lord, do not be so fooled by the spirit of conceit that you confess your sins to your spiritual father as though they were someone else’s. Lay bare your wound to the healer. Only through shame can you be freed from shame. Tell him, and do not be ashamed, “This is my wound, Father; this is my injury. It happened because of my negligence and not from any other cause. No one is to blame for this, no man, spirit or body or anything else. It is all through my negligence.” He who exposes every serpent shows the reality of his faith, while he who hides them still walks the trackless wastes. 

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