…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.
quoted in The Illuminated Heart by Frederica Mathewes-Green
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