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repentance
used in The Screwtape Letters

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Definition
the feeling or expression of regret for having done something wrong with a firm decision to be a better person in the future
  • If such a feeling is allowed to live, but not allowed to become irresistible and flower into real repentance, it has one invaluable tendency.
    Chapter 12 (34% in)
  • And while he thinks that, we do not have to contend with the explicit repentance of a definite, fully recognised, sin, but only with his vague, though uneasy, feeling that he hasn't been doing very well lately.
    Chapter 12 (23% in)
  • A repentance and renewal of what the other side call "grace" on the scale which you describe is a defeat of the first order.
    Chapter 13 (6% in)
  • As long as he does not convert it into action, it does not matter how much he thinks about this new repentance.
    Chapter 13 (89% in)
  • Even of his sins the Enemy does not want him to think too much: once they are repented, the sooner the man turns his attention outward, the better the Enemy is pleased, Your affectionate uncle SCREWTAPE
    Chapter 14 (98% in)
  • The danger of inducing cowardice in our patients, therefore, is lest we produce real self-knowledge and self-loathing with consequent repentance and humility.
    Chapter 29 (43% in)

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