source: Basilica News Agency
January 14, 2019
‘Repentance is an effort for inner change, not a simple regret,’ His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel said in his Sunday homily at St Gregory the Enlightener Chapel of his Patriarchal Residence.
His Beatitude noted that repentance does not simply imply saying ‘I’m sorry’ and moving on, ‘it is an effort to change the way of thinking, of speaking and of acting.’
In this regard, the Patriarch recalled that many saints ‘were originally thieves and criminals, but through repentance they changed themselves and became wonderworking Saints.’
‘Some of them used to be decadent, as Mother Mary of Egypt who through much repentance became a Saint. When praying she rose from the ground because she was more related to heaven than to earth,’ Patriarch Daniel said Jan. 13.
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