Tiger said, "Personal sins should not require press releases and problems within a family shouldn't have to mean public confessions." I like this statement very much. Yet, at the same time I'm reminded of that powerful scene from the movie, The Godfather Part III where Michael Corleone confesses his many sins before the preist after almost going into a diabetic coma. It was as though his confessions helped him deal with his many sins so that his inner turmoil would not eat him alive.
Press releases and public confessions aren't really necessary, it's true Mr. Woods. But here is one of the chief reasons why an active prayer life between us and God is necessary, helpful and something to treasure.
God forgives. I also hope that forgiveness flows through families. I hope that ongoing grudges and claims made by one family member to another that they will 'never forgive' in this situation or that situation will not be the chief end of any issue.
One of the great truths of folks of faith and good will is that we all know that one day we all will stand in need of forgiveness for something. An active prayer life is an outstanding place to converse with God about our personal sins, our shortcomings and the times we miss the mark.
On the internet there is a place where you can get some answers to questions you might have about prayer. Its: www.allaboutprayer.org Visit the site for answers to questions you might have about daily personal prayer, family prayer and gaining greater intimacy with God. I'd love to know if you've started or re-started your prayer life recently. Leave me a comment and may your active prayer life bless you!