Sorry. We’ve all said the word and heard it from others. It’s important. But we also know that it isn’t enough. Without change it’s just a word, a harmful one. It hides, deceives.
The difference between sorry and healing lies in action –not the actions imposed by a list of requirements but the expression of the heart.
If you need to change, you can’t ask what to do to prove your repetance. They can’t really tell you specifically. It’s not that they don’t know what to say. They just know that checking a list is not the same as repentance.
Changes come from within. The heart changes before actions present. That’s the difference between repentance and placating.
Therefore bear fruits worthy of repentance (Matthew 3:8).