Pope Francis, in an interview was asked to describe himself: he replied “I am a sinner”! Most of us would describe ourselves by our occupation; I am a teacher, an accountant etc. Pope Francis was not putting himself down. He was realising that he was more than a list of sins or failings. He knew that he wished to be more than he was. He knew that God was the one to open new possibilities for him. The sacrament of confession in the door to renewal of our life journey.