10 Awesome Texts for the 10 Days of Awe (Day 6)

NOTE: Each day from Rosh Hashanah to Yom Kippur I will be posting an inspiring Jewish text along with a few questions for reflection. Feel free to answer and discuss here, or to use these questions for your own reflection/journaling. These texts are also being posted on my Facebook page

TEXT 6 – Mishneh Torah, Laws of Repentance 2:1 (12th century law code by Maimonides)

“What is complete repentance? When one has the opportunity to repeat a transgression but does not repeat it. If a person does not repent until his old age, at a time when they are incapable committing the same act, he/she has repented – even though it is not the highest form of repentance.”

QUESTIONS FOR REFLECTION

  • How can you tell if someone’s repentance is sincere? How can you tell if your OWN repentance is sincere?
  • Does the intention to do better matter, if you haven’t yet succeeded in changing your ways?

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