A reversal: Church confesses its sins to the world
Confessions are a great way to start off the new year. You reflect on what you didn't do well, who you disappointed or who you hurt. You confess these truths, to yourself or to God, and hopefully you move on to make decisions that don't repeat the offenses. These are what confessions should help us to do; absolve guilt so that we are no longer bound by it and are able to live life fully and generously.
Often we think of individuals who are flawed bringing their confessions to the Church. But the Church is far from flawless. This video offers a reversal, a chance for the Church to confess our sins to the world. In four minutes, it is far from comprehensive, but it attempts to show repentance and take responsibility so that we may move forward in the new year, being the Church of good news for the world.
Darcy Crain-Polly is the Associate Minister of the First Congregational Church of Ann Arbor.