True Confessions Day - A day to spill the beans! To confess up? But do we need a day to confess? Whom should we confess things to? #TrueConfessionsDay
True Confessions Day – A day to spill the beans! To confess up?
True Confessions Day
Held annually March 15. Very little is found about this holiday. One place I saw mentioned about keeping secrets can be stressful. For you to share that and let if off your chest. It’s a day to be honest, however, we should be honest every day!
I also read that holiday falls when Julius Caesar died in 44 B.C. It was said he didn’t live past the Ides of March, which is around March 15 in the Roman Calendar.
I thought maybe it was about confessing your sins maybe to a Priest like in the Catholic Church. But, we don’t have to go to a priest to confess our sins! We can go directly to God, Himself! The curtain veil was torn when Jesus died on the Cross for our sins.
Some people confess of sins to Five Pillars or Buddha. But, there is only one person who can forgive sins … Jesus Christ! Who died on the cross for our sins.
But, very little is known about True Confessions Day like when it was started or by whom it was started. But remember this, we must confess our sins to Jesus Christ for forgiveness. Not only that we must confess our sins to one another.
What we cover, God uncovers. What we uncover, God will cover. If we try to cover it up and hide, it will have a way of find out. Remember God always knows! When we cover it up, it will have a way of coming up and being uncovered. However, if we uncover it, confess it! God will cover it! He will cover it with the Precious Blood of Christ!
A confession, to be genuine and true, is usually something which is shameful for us to admit because it reflects poorly on our character, and something for which others may not forgive us. The minor faults and foibles which are easy to confess and easy to forgive are window-dressing on the true confession. The true confession is the actual window on our soul which says to others, as it were, “take a look at the real me. This is the horrible thing that I did, or failed to do, or merely thought, and I am ashamed.” Shame is not something which we praise or advocate much in our modern culture, but when we confess our deepest and darkest sins we will probably be ashamed, and perhaps that is the mark of a true confession. One should face the prospects of confession with fear and trembling, and not expect that one will be forgiven immediately, if ever. A confession which lowers you in the eyes of others is probably a more genuine one than one which makes you look good. We should also be wary of the confession which builds us up as it goes along, or offers extenuating circumstances for what we did. A good confession is honest, penitent, and while accompanied by a certain amount of shame it’s also likely to be cathartic.
There is something cathartic about confessing our sins. The very act of telling others about our misdeeds and shortcomings seems to relieve much of the guilt, and we usually get the added benefit of realizing that we aren’t alone in our shortcomings. There is a tendency to think we are the only ones who have this particular weakness, until we start talking about it and realize that a lot of our moral failings are nearly universal. Who has never lied or taken something which did not belong to them? In the Epistle of James we are told explicitly to confess our sins to each other, and this comes in the context of some general advice about prayer and our duties to one another. James assures us that the prayer of the faithful is powerful and says that we should pray together for the sick and confess our sins to each other. Just as good medicine heals the body, a good confession heals the soul.
3 When I kept silent about my sin, my body wasted away Through my groaning all day long. 4 For day and night Your hand was heavy upon me; My vitality was drained away as with the fever heat of summer. Selah. 5 I acknowledged my sin to You, And my iniquity I did not hide; I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the Lord”; And You forgave the guilt of my sin. Selah.