baptism, august 14th. come one, come all. st herman's.

goodnight friends, here are my thoughts o the day.

I guess the main difference is that my first understanding of what confession was was a "this is what I did, please excuse me" in the judicial sense, instead it seems to be a "this is who I am, and trusting the you are about to accept me as united to you wholly in holiness because of your blood which I will take into my body and soul, you need to know who I am, I need to be open, so I know you are accepting me fully in my complete lack of worthiness, that you love me with the full knowledge of my ability to sin, with the knowledge that I have rejected you in the past, I am sorry, I exist in a state of sorrow over the hurt I have caused you, and I want to think differently because I know your love, and how it changes and will change me into one who exists towards you." again, or something like that.


westcoastloon said...

That is one of the most beautiful descriptions of grace that I have ever read. I'll be chewing on that for days. Thank you.

Paul said...

I read this.

Ed Doerksen said...

Sorry I missed your baptism, it would have been good to witness.

I enjoy your postings Dave, and I enjoy your thoughts. I hope that when you come to Ontario, that you and I can some how get together.