Repentance of a Templar
By Darren Bailey LRPS
In the midst of all these atrocities, the examinations continued before the ecclesiastical tribunals. Many aged and illustrious warriors, who merited a better fate, appeared before their judges pale and trembling.
At first they revoked their confessions, declared their innocence, and were remanded to prison; and then, panic-stricken, they demanded to be led back before the papal commissioners, when they abandoned their retractions, persisted in their previous avowals of guilt, humbly expressed their sorrow and repentance, and were then pardoned,absolved, and reconciled to the church.
Repentance is the activity of reviewing one’s actions and feeling contrition or regret for past wrongs.
It generally involves a commitment to personal change and resolving to live a more responsible and humane life.
The practice of repentance plays an important role in the sociological doctrines of the world’s major religions where it is considered necessary for the attainment of salvation. In religious contexts it often involves an act of confession to a spiritual elder (such as a monk or priest).
This typically includes an admission of guilt, a promise or resolve not to repeat the offence; an attempt to make restitution for the wrong, or in some way to reverse the harmful effects of the wrong where possible. Within a secular context repentance may form part of the process of psychological healing that takes place during a course of psychotherapy.
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