"Tell to the public that which belongs to the public. If you have sinned against the people, confess to them. If you have sinned against a family or a neighborhood, go to them and confess. If you have sinned against your Ward, confess to your Ward. If you have sinned against one individual, take the person by yourselves and make your confession to him. And if you have sinned against your God, or against yourselves, confess to God and keep the matter to yourselves, for I do not want to know anything about it." (Discourses of Brigham Young, 1954, 158).
Sunday, May 30, 2010
I read an article by Dr. Elia in Mormon Times where someone wondered when and how he should confess past sins to others in order to help them and clear his conscience. He quoted Brigham Young. I think this pretty well summed things up.