James said, “Confess your sins to one another so that you may be healed” (5:16).  Sometimes you will find yourself in a priestly role of hearing the confessions of another.  Be very aware of your own mistakes, failures, shortcomings, and sins lest you fall into spiritual pride over hearing the sins of another.  As God shows us our life, then the roles will reverse where we will need the priestly office of a fellow Christian.  Healers need healing!

 “But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s own people, in order that you may proclaim the mighty acts of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.” 1 Peter 2:9 (NRSV)