I know confession is often deemed a hard, undesirable task. No one gets too excited when they acknowledge their own sinfulness and seek forgiveness and redemption for their brokeness.
But, confessing is refreshing. In a world of cover up and deception, blameshifting and justifications, confession is just what people need. People who actually take ownership for where they have fallen short is winsome.
So my hunch is that if the church would be quicker to own where they have been wrong rather than pointing out to nonbelievers where they are wrong, we'd see more people drawn to grace. It's amazing how many people of the second chance refuse to offer second chances to those outside the faith.
So the Church has a way to go to get this, but you know who has discovered the power of confession?
Now it could be as much a strategic promotional approach as it is honest confession, but there's no doubt that people at least were curious at the ownership of a bad product and the promise to do better.
So...what does God want you to confess? How about the Church universal?