While waiting in Sacrament Meeting today between receiving the bread and water, I read through the hymn “More Holiness Give Me.”
As I thought about the words of the hymn, I noticed how much relevance it seemed to have toward my post-conference resolution. Phrases like “more patience in suffering” and “more gratitude give me” were directly touching on the areas where I am trying to improve.
As I pondered the entire song, however, one specific phrase stuck out to me: more sorrow for sin.
I wonder how often we try to repent without having sufficient sorrow. One of the most critical components of the repentance process is feeling bad about what we do. Who’s going to forgive us for lying to them, for example, if we apologize while a grin adorns our face?