What can it not?

Claudius is thinking himself into a tight spot – circling around himself on a question he could not possibly answer. What can repentance NOT do? Many things, I imagine. But that’s the trouble here. Trying to figure out what you’re going to get out of repentance is not really the way repentance is meant to work. What can it not?
It probably won’t make your King or get you a bride. It won’t bring you fortune or fame.
Repentance probably has no tangible rewards.
Its rewards are on the inside.
It might set you breathing again – breathing more fully – it might remove that knot in your stomach – it might bring you peace. But if those are things you’ve ignored all along to become king – it will be hard to value them now.


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