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CONFESSION WITHOUT CHANGE

Four preachers met for a friendly gathering. During the conversation one preacher said, "Our people come to us and pour out their hearts, confess certain sins and needs. Let's do the same. Confession is good for the soul." In due time all agreed.

One confessed he liked to go to movies (the story is just a little dated) and would sneak off when away from his church. The second confessed to liking to smoke cigars and the third one confessed to liking to play cards.

When it came to the fourth one, he wouldn't confess. The others pressed him saying, "Come now, we confessed ours. What is your secret or vice?"

Finally he answered, "It is gossiping and I can hardly wait to get out of here."

There you have it, CONFESSION--admission but no intent to change.

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