Collective sinning is a dire reality, but collective repentance is usually too diluted to be curative.
Without repentance those who have crated peace through their power imagine that they have created pure peace: and suffer from the delusion that the enemies of their peace are God’s enemies.
Without repentance those who have created peace through their power imagine that they have created pure peace: and suffer from the delusion that the enemies of their peace are God’s enemies.
True repentance is to cease from sin.
God has promised forgiveness to your repentance; but He has not promised to-morrow to your procrastination.
Of all acts of man repentance is the most divine. The greatest of all faults is to be conscious of none.
Worldly and sensual pleasures lie, for the most part, are short, false, and deceitful. Like drunkenness, they revenge the jolly madness of one hour with the sad repentance of many.
A wounded conscience is often inflicted as a punishment for lack of true repentance; great is the difference betwixt a man’s being frightened at and humbled for his sins.
Anger begins with Folly, and ends with Repentance.
The only vice that cannot be forgiven is hypocrisy. The repentance of a hypocrite is itself hypocrisy.
Repentance is the heart's sorrow, and a clear life ensuing.
True repentance involves a change of heart and not just a change of behavior
Our repentance is not so much sorrow for the ill we have done as a fear of the ill that may befall us.
Our repentance is not so much regret for the evil we have done as fear of what may happen to us because of it.
The most unnoticed of all miracles is the miracle of repentance. It is not the same thing as rebirth; it is transformation, creation… Repentance is an absolute, spiritual decision made in truthfulness. Its motivations are remorse for the past and responsibility for the future.
Wherever good fortune enters, envy lays siege to the place and attacks it; and when it departs, sorrow and repentance remain behind.
He who seeks repentance for the past, should woo the angel virtue for the future.
Before We end our pilgrimage, 'tis fit that we Should leave corruption, and foul sin, behind us, But with wash'd feet and hands, the heathens dar' not Enter their profane temples; and for me To hope my passage to eternity Can be made easy, till I have shook off The burthen of my sins in free confession, Aided with sorrow, and repentance for them, Is against reason.
Warmth melts, while cold freezes. A drop of ice in a warm place spreads and covers a larger space, whereas a drop of water in a cold place freezes and becomes limited. Repentance has the effect of spreading a drop in a warm sphere, causing the heart to expand and become universal, while the hardening of the heart brings limitation.
Just as oil is stowed within the olive, so is repentance stowed within the sin!