1 John 1: 9: “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” When we confess, do we make it in such a way that our secret sin remains a secret? Is such a confession really a confession? If the priest assigns us to come clean to the person we’ve sinned against as penance and we refuse, is the confession valid? Does fear have that big a hold on us? Something to think about; Lent is nine days away!