truerepentance

When someone repents with all his heart out of an abounding gratitude and praise for God’s infinite mercy, is justice not met and satisfied also in all its depths, essence and fullness? – Jocelyn Soriano

There is a kind of repentance that satisfies justice. It is that repentance that is not caused only by fear of punishment. It is not the kind that makes apologies only through words.

The kind of repentance that fulfills justice is that which is able to recognize and receive mercy. It is the kind that is moved by love and not by fear. It is one that comes sincerely from the heart and is able to manifest through both word and action, willing to do all because it has received everything out of love.

God’s justice is his mercy given to everyone as a grace that flows from the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Thus the Cross of Christ is God’s judgement on all of us and on the whole world, because through it he offers us the certitude of love and new life. – Pope Francis, Misericordiae Vultus

“Therefore I tell you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven, for she loved much. But to whom little is forgiven, the same loves little.”– Luke 7:47, WEB

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