One pays for one's sin
, and then one pays again, and all one's life one pays.
The word shrove is a form of the English word shrive, which means to obtain absolution for one's sins
by way of confession and penance.
And he interpreted the rite of washing he was doing to the people at the river as merely a water ablution symbolic of repentance for one's sins
Abba Poemen avouches the connection that is to be found between penthos or compunction of the heart, weeping for one's sins, and the dependence on God's mercy in two of his comments on the episode in the Gospels that talks about Christ and the Canaanite woman (Matthew 15; Mark 7).
These qualities determine the pious Poemen to add his own comment on this episode on practicing penthos, telling in his own words what he already knew from his personal experience; his point of view is that if all the monks had been devoted to practicing penthos, crying and weeping for one's sins, as intensely as the Canaanite woman had been dedicated to finding healing for her daughter, they would have experienced, as she did, "a profound serenity.
It's supposed to be a way of doing penance, to atone for one's sins
The ascent of Arafat is the first event associated with the hajj, a time to seek forgiveness for one's sins
and for meditation on the faith.
VATICAN CITY * Purgatory is like a purifying fire burning inside a person, a painful experience of regret for one's sins
, Pope Benedict XVI said.
What if," the film asks, "there is a way to atone for one's sins
The word shrove is a past tense of the English verb "shrive" which means to obtain absolution for one's sins
by confessing and doing penance.
During these days of worship, one can honestly expect many benefits such as the opportunity to correct one's faults, to sincerely atone for one's sins
and make up for any shortcomings or wrongdoings of the past.
The suffering of death atones for one's sins
, but the loss of dear ones also serves as punishment for the mourner.
As John Ciardi says of it in his Browser's Dictionary, the devil to pay means "There will be a hard time coming, but not, as often supposed, in the sense of standing before the devil's bar to atone for one's sins
The necessity of giving reparation for one's sins
is an ancient part of Christian spirituality.