From Oswald Chambers:
" The foundation of Christianity is repentance. Strictly speaking, a person cannot repent when he chooses- repentance is a gift from God. The old Puritans used to pray for "the gift of tears." If you ever cease to understand the value of repentance, you allow yourself to remain in sin. Examine yourself to see if you have forgotten how to truly repent."
" Godly sorrow produces repentance leading to salvation..." ( 2 Corinthians 7:10)