Be ashamed when you sin, don’t be ashamed when you repent

Be ashamed when you sin, don’t be ashamed when you repent [To repent means to have a change of heart and mind. It is not simply a feeling of sorrow ,but a psycho/spiritual growth away from evil/death and a turning to God/life]. Sin is the wound, repentance is the medicine. Sin is followed by shame; repentance is followed by boldness [ Boldness means to beg God for undeserved mercy]. Satan has overturned this order and given boldness to sin and shame to repentance. (Saint John Chrysostom)

 

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Posted on April 8, 2016, in Repentance and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Sadly, and with dire consequences, sin today has been glorified. We’re in big trouble because of no repentance.

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  2. The True Light!

    I like your definition of repentance here…”a growth away from evil…” Good insights!

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