contrition is that which fills us with sorrow and hatred for sin, because it
offends God, who is infinitely good in Himself and worthy of all love."
contrition is that by which we hate what offends God, because by it we lose
heaven and deserve hell; or because sin is so hateful in itself."
contrition is called attrition. It is called imperfect only because it is less
perfect than the highest grade of contrition by which we are sorry for sin out
of pure love of God's own goodness and without any consideration of what befalls
contrition is sufficient for a worthy
confession, but we should endeavor to have perfect contrition."
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