To become different than I once was…

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True repentance requires that a person turn away from sins and worldly vanity and turn to God with his whole heart; that he change within, and become different from what he once was, and thus obtain salvation with fear and trembling, never worrying about anything other than how to please God and how to be saved. If you want to be in a state of true repentance and thus be saved, change yourself and renew yourself, become different from what you were before, and worry about nothing but pleasing God and being saved. In this way, you will become a new creature in Christ.

St. Tikhon of Zadonsk

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