Godly sorrow is always backed by the power of God’s spirit to change. It makes us stronger to resist temptation, more dependent on God, less sure of ourselves. Crying and a public apology are no substitutes for genuine humility,
submission to Church discipline, and a desire to do right.
Repentance means not only a heart broken for sin but from sin.
205 Inspiriting Anecdotes Fr Anil Rego