There is a child in my summer catechetical program/Catholic-style Vacation Bible School who is not Catholic. During this camp we have daily Mass, and offer Confession each day. This eight-year-old boy came up to me and asked if he could go to Confession. I explained he wouldn't be able to, and he looked sad; I asked him why he wanted to go to Confession. He looked at me and softly said "because I have a dirty soul." I like that explaination for why a person should want to go to Confession... of course, if this kid has a dirty soul, I imagine mine must be black as night.