A Jagged Contention: Confession

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“Confession is not a transaction, not a negotiation in order to secure forgiveness; it is the after-the-last gasp of a corpse that finally can afford to admit it’s dead and accept resurrection.”

Fr. Robert Farrar Capon, “The Parables of Grace” (140)


Questions:

What is confession? Is it a give and take partnership between God and the sinner? In other words, we confess and on the basis of that confession God forgives. Or is it something else?

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