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Advent is a Time for Repentance

Many of the women now coming forward with accusations against Bill Cosby, when asked why it took them so long, cite fear due to the wealth, fame and power of Mr. Cosby. They are not alone in citing those three — wealth, fame and power — as these are the true Gods of our culture.

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Rethinking repentance, recognizing the impact of human actions

A primary theme of our current liturgical season, Lent, is repentance. Unfortunately, we have come to think of repentance in a narrow way — as experiencing guilt and remorse for our mistakes. This is not what the word meant in the original Greek, and probably not what Jesus
meant when he used it in this context. Rather, in the original Greek, the word “repent” meant to go beyond the mind that you have.

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