Regret is a 60-year-old man looking back on his life and seeing all the
mistakes, all the mishaps, the things he wishes he could change, the things
he says he will try to make up for in the present. However, such a
reflection is filled with sorrow, with despair.
Repentance is a 60-year-old man looking back on his life and seeing all the
mistakes, all the mishaps, the things he wishes he could change, and
accepting he only has the ability to change the future. Repentance is
tears, sighs, even moans for one’s mistakes, the things one shouldn’t have
done, the things one has done, and the things one should havedone. But, it
is accompanied with a sober acceptance that I am mistaken. I am accountable
for my mistakes and I will continue to make mistakes in my weakness if God
does not help me in His mercy.
Priest Seraphim Holland
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