Confession as Storytelling

The raw truth, the literal truth, and the truth of a “lie”

Confessional booth
“William Unger, etching after Ludwig Passini’s ‘The Confession’” by blacque_jacques

ve been wondering why humans have such a deep need to confess, to bare their souls in search of relief. Whether a confession happens in a church confessional, on a therapist’s couch, or at an AA meeting, the goal is similar: to find reconciliation, grace. To unshed burdens. To gain back yourself. Absolution comes…