+ REPENTANCE “ I tell you…but unless you repent you will all likewise perish.” Lk 13:5
+ REPENTANCE Where is God’s infinite mercy? “Never call God just…” St Isaac the Syrian
+ REPENTANCE “Strive to enter through the narrow gate, for many, I say to you, will seek to enter and will not be able.” Lk 13:24 Didn’t His death on the Cross save us?
+ REPENTANCE Repentance is the KEY God will not ask us why we sinned God will ask us why we didn’t repent
+ REPENTANCE “Return, thou backsliding Israel, says the LORD; and I will not cause my anger to fall upon you: for I am merciful, says the LORD, and I will not keep anger for ever. Only acknowledge thine iniquity, that thou has transgressed against the LORD thy God…” Jer 3:12-13
+ REPENTANCE Apology “Against You, You only, have I sinned, and done this evil in Your sight— “ Ps 50 Desire to change Promise/Oath Job 31 “I have made a covenant with my eyes; Why then should I look upon a young woman?”
+ REPENTANCE When? After every fall Every day/night “But repent, O my soul, so long as you dwell on this earth..” Compline Prayer Before you partaking of the Eucharist Before confession Lent increases sensitivity
+ REPENTANCE DO NOT DESPAIR There’s always hope You’re not alone