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Both Door and Path

Repentance is the doorway to the spiritual life, the only way to begin. It is also the path itself, the only way to continue. Anything else is foolishness and self-delusion. Only repentance is both brute-honest enough, and joyous enough, to bring us all the way home.

- Frederica Mathewes-Green, The Illumined Heart: The Ancient Christian Path of Transformation (Paraclete, 2001).