Zelophehad’s Daughters

The Appeal of Penance

Posted by Kiskilili

Theologically, I find it satisfying not to have a rigid, mechanically enacted code of penance but instead to employ a flexible system whereby we express genuine contrition, abandon our sins, and accept God’s mercy. Such a system is satisfying in its very insistence on the spontaneity and thus the authenticity of our remorse, in its focus on the concrete […]

Repentance as a Response

Posted by Lynnette

One way of conceptualizing repentance is as a series of actions which, if performed with sincerity, lead to the divine response of forgiveness. We recognize that we have erred, fallen short, gone astray, and we go through a number of steps in an effort to make things right again—we confess our guilt, we do what […]