You will not get the name out of me, but I read a few weeks ago about one of the members of Congress facing some ethics violations. He had developed a 3 way defense for the charges that were being brought against him. First, he said, “I didn’t do it.” Next, he said, “I did it, but I did it unintentionally.” Then, he said, “Anything I did was the same thing that other lawmakers have done, but without penalty.” In other words, I did it, but I have an excuse. You would love to know the name, wouldn’t you? The truth is, though we are often quick to point the finger, we probably at some time or other struggle with the same issue. We confess our sin, but we attach an excuse to the confession. Why? I want to impress upon you the idea that real confession does not include our excuses.