Related commentaries – Confession

A Nation Asks For Forgiveness – Psalms 106:1 – 106:15

Little boy - “Hey, this isn’t my list!”

Because the younger children at a parochial school often forgot their sins when they entered the  confessional, it was suggested that teachers have the students make lists. The next week when one child came to confession, he was heard unfolding paper. The youngster began, “I lied to my parents. I disobeyed my mom. I fought with my brothers and...” There was a long pause. Then a small angry voice said, “Hey, this isn’t my list!” (Rev. Douglas F. Fortner in Reader’s Digest).