Who done it?
Two weeks ago I went to confess my sins.
My confession was simple and straightforward.
The priest responded with a few words of
"advice" . . .
and assigned me a penance.
I voiced a prayer of contrition and asked God for forgiveness.
The priest absolved me.
The whole rite took about one minute.
His "advice" . . . ?
He said several times,
"What happens in this room is not about you;
it's about God."
Who sinned against God and neighbor?
Who was responsible for those sins?
Whom did God want inside that confessional?
Who confessed his sins?
Who received a penance?
Who expressed contrition and asked for forgiveness?
Who received absolution?
What did the priest say in absolving me?
"I absolve YOU . . . ."
On the other hand,
if that priest had it right . . . .
but it's not about me.
It's all about YOU.
YOU owe me."