Repentance, baptismal renewal, daughter of hope
Nothing equals or excels God's mercies. Therefore, he who despairs is committing suicide. A sign of true repentance is the acknowledgment that we deserve all the afflictions, visible and invisible, that come upon us, and ever greater ones.
Repentance is the renewal of baptism. Repentance is a contract with God for a second life. A penitent is a buyer of humility.
Repentance is the daughter of hope and the renunciation of despair.
Repentance is reconciliation with the Lord by the practice of good deeds contrary to the sins. Repentance is purification of conscience. Repentance is the voluntary endurance of all afflictions.
St. John Climacus
Ladder of Divine Ascent