Mature love is union under the condition of preserving one’s integrity, one’s individuality. Love is an active power in man; a power which breaks through the walls which separate man from his fellow men, which unites him with others; love makes him overcome the sense of isolation and separateness, yet it permits him to be himself, to retain his integrity. In love the paradox occurs that two beings become one and yet remain two.
Erich Fromm, The Art of Loving
Repentance literally means: turning from our sin and walking in the other direction. And with His tender guiding hand in our lives, we can repent… and be made new. When we repent and accept His forgiveness, He can take the sin that our enemy meant to use to destroy us, and use it for His glory. He can take a shattered heart and life and script a beautiful tale of His perfect love.
Ever notice the worst sinners have the most jaw-dropping testimonies?