Remission of Sin

Whoever hates his sins will stop sinning; and whoever confesses them will receive remission. A man can not abandon the habit of sin if he does not first gain enmity toward sin, nor can he receive remission of sin without confession of sin. For the confession of sin is the cause of true humility.

Saint Isaac the Syrian

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2 thoughts on “Remission of Sin

  1. If He is merciful and loves us and wishes us to imitate Him, should we not also start by showing mercy to ourselves? We cannot show mercy to others, if not to ourselves first. We must not hurt others, but self-loathing is not what the Master requires. He excoriated the self-righteous, but His mercy to others implied to them they should be merciful to themselves, first. Mt 9:13.

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