When you confirm your baptism, you are choosing the story you're going to live by. It’s a story that says grace is more true and real than greed. Both exist, but grace is more true and real, so we choose grace. Our story says compassion is more true and real than vengeance. Both exist: we get to choose. Our story says that forgiveness opens up a door to God’s presence, where grudges and resentment slam that door shut: we choose forgiveness.
A reflection for Confirmation Sunday by John A. Nelson