The first of Martin Luther’s 95 Theses is “When our Lord and Master Jesus Christ said, “Repent” (Matthew 4:17), he willed the entire life of believers to be one of repentance.”
Confession should be a regular part of our Christian life but I’m sure I’m not alone in letting this lag far too much. My pastor is offering an additional hour tonight for private confession and absolution and I hope other churches around the country are doing something similar this week.
The Roman Catholic Church is emphasizing confession with various public relations campaigns and even a video contest. I thought I’d show one of the entries for that contest. It’s very well done. It also, I might add, showcases a distinctively Lutheran approach to Confession and Absolution, even if it’s part of a Roman Catholic contest!