Two factors are involved in man's salvation: the grace of God and the will
of man. Both must work together, if salvation is to be attained.
Repentance is a Mysterious through which he who repents for his sins
confesses before a Spiritual Father who has been appointed by the Church and
has received the authority to forgive sins, and receives from this Spiritual
Father the remission of his sins and is reconciled with the Deity, against Whom
Repentance signifies regret, change of mind. The distinguishing marks of
repentance are contrition, tears, aversion towards sin, and love of the good.
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