Many Christians never talk about sin and repentance. Many never talk about the need to fall on your knees and confess your sin to God. Many never talk about how we human creatures offend the majesty and holiness of God.
But if we don't talk about repentance, we miss the point of the cross. If we don't talk about repentance, we forget the main reason why Jesus came. If we don't talk about repentance, we don't understand the wonder of God accepting us. If we don't talk about repentance, we end up believing that Jesus only came to make us feel good. If we don't talk about repentance, we think what is wrong with us requires only a hug and friendship, instead of a bloody Cross.
Repentance means that we see our sins as God sees it. To repent means we see our sins as sins – without excuse, without a victim mentality, without making light of them. To repent means we see the depths of our sin.
And, to repent means we recognize the wonders of God's grace, mercy and love. There is a correlation between seeing our sin and God's love. The more we see the depths of our sin, the more we see the heights of God's love.
Mark 1: 15: Jesus said: “The time has come, the kingdom of God is near. Repent! – and believe the good news."
The time has come. We must make a radical decision: either to continue in our sin and live without God, or repent and experience the joy of salvation.