A Public Confession

A few weeks ago, someone asked me what I confess during the prayers of confession on Sunday morning. They said they couldn’t imagine that I had anything to confess. Well I do, on a regular basis. Normally don’t see any reason to make my confessions public. But this morning I did something I feel I need to publicly atone for on my way to vote. I was behind someone at an intersection on Buckeye who was trying to make a left turn. And they were waiting for traffic to clear, and waiting for traffic to clear, and waiting for traffic to clear. Growing impatient I honked. I regretted it almost immediately. I’m sorry. If I was honking at you, please accept my apology.

This stands as one of the many reminders to me that although the goal of the Christian life is to love God with all our heart, mind, soul, and strength and our neighbor as ourselves, I’m not there yet. God help me.