Borrowing from another source, this video finds a remarkable similarity between dogs and their baths and Lutherans and private confession. It might seem that Lutherans love the absolution but most Lutherans are not prepared to go through individual confession to get there. . .We say we have not abandoned individual confession but for all intents and purposes we have.
Like the dogs in this video who will do just about anything to avoid bath time, Lutherans will play dead, run away, or hide just to avoid private confession. But just as a dog running away does not negate the need, so it is important for the Lutheran pastor to hold out confession and absolution to the reluctant congregation, anyway.
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