One student named Joel decided to let everyone on campus know he was a Christian.Joel decided to build a small booth in the middle of the campus and paint a sign on it “CONFESSION BOOTH”. He thought it would be a great time while everyone was sinning to let them know he was a Christians. But here’s the catch… He wasn’t actually going to accept confessions,…pero baliktad, he was going to confess to the students.Sabi niya, “We are going to confess that, as followers of Jesus, we have not been very loving; we have been bitter, and for that we are sorry. We apologize for televangelists, we apologize for neglecting the poor and lonely, we ask will ask forgiveness daw and we will say in our selfishness, we have misrepresented Jesus on this campus. We will tell people who come into our booth that Jesus loves them”
Joel said, “I want to apologize for the many ways I have misrepresented the Lord”.
He had betrayed the Lord by judging, by not being willing to love the people Jesus had loved and only saying with his mouth but not through his actions.
The first student to enter the booth asked, Paul asked, “What’s the booth about?” Joel responded, I am confessing my sins’Ano ba yan?There’s a lot, pero I’ll make it short,” “Jesus said to feed the poor and heal the sick. I have never done very much about that. Jesus said to love those who persecute me. I tend to lash out, lalo na kung I feel threatened, you know, if my ego gets threatened. There is a lot more, you know”In short, I have done little of what God requires. Namely making Him Famous throughout the World or even our campus.
In True Love Waits we are sharing with young people about making wise choices.
Sometimes, I am sure we encounter students who have made other choices.
One thing I want to make clear…
All of us make mistakes in one way or another. God is also very clear about that. We all fall short of his standard. If we say we are holy and without fault, we make God out to be a liar and there is nothing true about us.
We know we are all broken.
I just want to say from TLW to everyone out there… maybe someone hurt you. Maybe it was a girl, maybe it was a guy, maybe it was your parents, maybe your best friend, maybe the church, maybe someone who you thought….. loved you.
If anyone ever judged you for your mistakes,… for that,….we would like to say “SORRY”
We confess to you, so that we all may find healing in this.
Write us and let us know we are forgiven.
Derek Ross, National Director True Love Waits / Sinner Saved By Grace