What startled me was how people reacted and responded to his confession. Granted, Oprah does not have the power to forgive sins (only God can do that), but there was an out lash at Lance for his truth telling episode. People became more concerned about whether or not he was really contrite, was he sincere enough etc. The other reaction came from the people who wondered why Lance was doing it now.
Scripture tells us:
If we claim we have no sin, we are only fooling ourselves and not living in the truth. But if we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness. If we claim we have not sinned, we are calling God a liar and showing that his word has no place in our hearts. (1 John 1:8-10)
So this isn't really about Lance Armstrong but more about the ability to confess our sins and to reveal the things we try and hide from God and from others. This confession takes place in our humility to be present before God, knowing that God can forgive sins...not Oprah.
We come to hear words of forgiveness as we continue to pray attention.