"Why do you never advise repentance?" Asked the preacher. "But I do not teach anything else ...!" Replied the Master. "Well, I've never heard you speak about the pain of sins!" "Repentance does not consist in afflicting oneself for the past. The past has died and does not deserve a single moment of affliction. To repent is to change minds; is to see reality in a radically different way. "
Anthony de Mello. "One minute for the absurd."