Friday, February 23, 2024

Buechner: the bridge

Friday, February 23, 2024
    Feast of Polycarp, Bishop of Smyrna, Martyr, c.155
You know my folly, O God;
    my guilt is not hidden from you.
    —Psalm 69:5 (NIV)
    To confess your sins to God is not to tell him anything he doesn’t already know. Until you confess them, however, they are the abyss between you. When you confess them, they become the bridge.
    ... Frederick Buechner (1926-2022), Wishful Thinking: A Theological ABC, Harper & Row, 1973, revised, HarperCollins, 1993, p. 15 (see the book)
    See also Ps. 69:5; 2 Sam. 24:10; Ps. 32:5; 41:4; 51:2-5; Isa. 59:12-13; Jer. 14:7; Matt. 6:8; Luke 15:17-21; Jas. 5:16; 1 John 1:9
Quiet time reflection:
    Is there some sin I hide from confession?
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