Confession

Confession

 

I confess my fear.

I confess my lack of faith, in God and in my fellow human.

I confess that I have turned up the noise and turned down the Spirit, intentionally fueling the rage.

I confess my anger.

I confess cursing under my breath and dreaming up twitter slams.

I confess my judgement at perceived stupidity, outright hypocrisy, and deliberate misleading. I confess rolling my eyes and slamming my head so many times a day it might lead to brain damage.

I confess my my own ignorance and naivete. I confess that while I have applauded those on the margins, I have not really listened to them. They told us. We should have listened.

I confess the known and unknown ways my daily life and actions contribute to systems of injustice.

I confess the known and unknown ways my daily life and actions contribute to the harm of our beloved planet.

I confess that I drink more and eat more than I should.

I confess that I have gladly and obliviously pledged my allegiance to the empire. I confess that I have believed our systems of government were good and true and would ultimately prevail. I confess that I wholly placed my trust  in the wrong thing.

I confess that I struggle to find God in all the chaos and mess.

I confess that I have wished for power.

I confess that I haven’t been praying because I haven’t known how to pray. I confess that is a dumb excuse for not praying.

I confess that I will have to confess all of this again tomorrow.

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