December 8, 2019

Repentance Can't Wait
Rev. Hardy H. Kim

Only converted people, who are in union with both the pain of the world and the love of God, are prepared to read the Bible—with the right pair of eyes and the appropriate bias, which is from the side of powerlessness and suffering instead of the side of power and control. This is foundational and essential conversion. The Greek word metanoia, poorly translated as ‘repent’ in the Bible (Matthew 3:2, Mark 1:15), quite literally means ‘to change your mind.’ Until the mind changes the very way it processes the moment, nothing changes long term. ‘Be transformed by a renewal of your mind,’ Paul says (Romans 12:2), which hopefully will allow the heart to soon follow.

—Richard Rohr, Changing Our Minds

*Sermon begins at approximately 33:14