Repentance doesn’t mean going through life with your head down, feeling remorseful for being so bad. It means start doing something good. Start practicing what you believe in.
Repent means start doing the things that you know you should do. If you are alienated from somebody, be reconciled.
Repentance is not some negative, life-denying gesture. In fact, repentance doesn’t mean turning to a past way of thinking or doing at all. Repentance means turning to a new way. Repentance does not mean to change from what we are to what we were. It means to change from what we are to what we are going to be.
To put or change into an improved form or condition…to amend or improve by change of form or removal of faults or abuses…to put an end to (an evil) by enforcing or introducing a better method or course of action…to induce or cause to abandon evil ways…to become changed for the better.
A message that is never out of season