In the religious approach, repentance separates you from the source of your power and your hope and your confidence — because that’s a good record.

But in the gospel, repentance reconnects you to the source of your power and your confidence and your joy. Why? Because the source of your self image, the source of your power, the source of your confidence is not your record, but his record. Not what you have done, but what he has done.

Tim Keller

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