Repentance is a gift because coming to the realization of ourselves as sinners opens our hearts to the gospel. And while consciousness of our sins is uncomfortable, it is also a cause for hope. In those feelings of guilt, says popular Scripture commentator Kevin Perrotta, God is calling us to return to him.
The first three sessions of this Bible study are designed to spur readers to reflect on their own experience of recognizing their sins and taking action against them. The second three sessions focus on Jesus, who calls us to grow in love beyond anything that is easy or comfortable for us and enables us to do it by nourishing us with himself.
This Bible study is especially pertinent during Lent but can be used at any time of the year. Each session features
-- the Scripture text to be studied and insightful commentary.
-- questions for reflection, discussion, and personal application.
-- In the Spotlight sections featuring witnesses, stories of saints, and Church teachings.