Auricular Confession, that
In the same way that we apologize for transgressions against each other, the Christian faith necessitates the confession of sin to God.
I think this point is mostly about being honest and transparent about both your celebrations – and your shortcomings.
Here Jacobs points to the complexities of self-reflection.
Done in a a constant way, it can be nothing but depression.
And skipped completely can leave one without much empathy or perspective.
Made me laugh.
And I tend to blog in the same way, short and sweet.
Betterto follow the principle articulated by W. H. Auden: “The same rules apply to self-examination as apply to auricular confession: Be brief, be blunt, be gone.”
-Alan Jacobs, How To Think