This may take a while, Pastor!

Cartoon of a man kneeling at an altar. He says to a pastor, "I've had quite a week. So you might as well get comfortable."

Confession is good for the soul. But it occasionally backfires. I’ve been in a situation where I apologized to someone for an offense I was sure I committed so long ago. Then to my surprise, the person didn’t remember it. At least they didn’t until I brought it up again. Either they learned to forgive and forget, or my conscience betrayed me into confessing something no one remembers I did.

However, an altar call and some confession really is good for the soul. Too many people carry a heavy burden of guilt and shame. It is good to get it out there with a compassionate pastor. But if you keep having “one of those weeks,” perhaps it’s time to talk with your pastor about some ways to be led not into temptation!

I drew this for the July 2017, Church of God E-newsletter.

 

How to tell if your child is a potential author

Cartoon of a dad reading a bedtime story to a son

Cartoon of a dad reading a bedtime story to his son. The son says, “You can stop reading now. This story lacks depth.”

Cartoon: That Had to Hurt

Cartoon of two guys. The older one has a strange shape on his back. He says, “That?  Oh, it’s an old football injury.”

One nice thing about football is you have heroic injuries to show for it. It’s not nearly as awesome when I say I got a reed injury from playing the clarinet in marching band.

The Frog and the Wife

Cartoon of two frogs. One says, "Then just before the princess kisses me and turns me into a prince, my wife shows up!"
Cartoon of two frogs. One says, “Then just before the princess kisses me and turns me into a prince, my wife shows up!”

The Rights of Movies

Cartoon of a boy and grandfather

Cartoon of a boy and grandfather on a couch. The boy says, “That’s a great story, grandpa. Have you sold the movie rights?”