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sept 11 047The good news of Christ was preceded by a call to repentance

…and the very first word of Jesus’ teaching was “Repent.”

Remember that in Hebrew this word means “turn around,” “turn away from the wrong road.

While in the Greek text of the Gospels, it is rendered by an even more resonant word, metanoite,

in other words, rethink your life.

This is the beginning of healing.

–Alexander Men

quoted in The Illuminated Heart by Frederica Mathewes-Green

reposted from the archives

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One Comment

  1. This reminds me of a scripture I read a few week back in the middle of one sleepless night:
    Surely I, the Lord, do not change,
    nor do you cease to be sons of Jacob.
    Since the days of your fathers you have turned aside from my statutes,and have not kept them.
    Return to me, and I will return to you, says the the Lord of hosts.
    Malachi 3:6-7b
    Good thoughts, Kortney–I’m loving your posts.♥

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