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Not My List

Because the younger children at our parochial school often forgot their sins when they entered my confessional, I suggested that teachers have the students make lists. The next week when one child came to confession, I could hear him unfolding paper. The youngster began, “I lied to my parents. I disobeyed my mom. I fought with my brothers and...”

There was a long pause. Then a small angry voice said, “Hey, this isn’t my list!”

Rev. Douglas F. Fortner in Reader’s Digest