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Confession Of Sins

Friday. The Lord scorneth the scorn‐ers: but He giveth grace unto the lowly (Prov. 3:34). Particularly re‐member these words when you go to confession. Nothing like pride binds your tongue to keep it from saying, “I am a sinner.” Humble yourself before the Lord, do not spare yourself, do not fear the face of man. Reveal your shame for it to be washed; show your wounds for them to be healed; tell of all your unrighteousness that you be justi‐fied. The more merciless you will be with yourself, the more compassion the Lord will show towards you, and you will leave with a sweet feel‐ing of forgiveness. This is that grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, given from Him to those who humble them‐selves through sincere confession of their sins.

Saint Theophan the Recluse

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