Step 5: Confession was the topic for addiction recovery class today. In this step, President Spencer W. Kimball taught:
“Repentance can never come until one has bared his soul and admitted his actions without excuses or rationalizations… Those persons who choose to meet the issue and transform their lives may find repentance the harder road at first, but they will find it the infinitely more desirable path as they taste of its fruits” (“The Gospel of Repentance,” Ensign, Oct. 1982, 4).
I’ve felt the desirable path of sharing my sins with others under appropriate circumstances. It truly can be a liberating experience!
I heard HWN today in our discussion on the role of confession in repentance.