we can tell people our sins

"We can tell people our sins because our identity doesn’t hang on what they think of us. We can be imperfect Christians because we cling to a perfect Christ. In this kind of discipleship, Jesus is at the center with the church huddled around him. We give and receive the gospel of Jesus to one another for our forgiveness and formation. In sum, discipleship is both gospel centered and community shaped. [We are] imperfect people, clinging to a perfect Christ, being perfected by the Spirit "

Jonathan Dodson, Gospel-Centered Discipleship