Did any one confess to the apostles ?
Read Acts 19:18-19"Many of those who had become believers came
forward and openly acknowledged their practices"
From this we see that
The people who listened to the apostles were baptized and confessed
the sins without any feeling of shame or disgrace.
People who heard from John the Baptist were baptized and confessed
their sins without any feeling of shame or disgrace. (Matthew 3:6,
"The believers of Ephesus confessed to Apostle Paul "(Acts 19:18)
"When the Lost son came back he had no shame to confess his faults."
Why confess the sins ? very simple
"He who conceals his sins prospers not, but he who confesses and
forsakes them obtains mercy"
Priests are given the power to forgive the sis told to them. Unless
we tell them do wouldn't know about it. Unless they forgive "sin will
not be forgiven".
So during Lent, it is time of purity. Without purity there is no
Lent even if you starve. So confess. you feel shame?
I have shame to confess to priest. But this is a God given opportuity
for salvation. to Be clean. Use it. Remeber ...
"Adam and eve had shame when they obeyed Satan "
St. Igantious church