Rabbi Moshe Cordevero, z”l writes that God’s character is unlike that of mankind.
If Teshuvah is motivated by love for God, then the most severe transgression is now considered a mitzvah.
If a person truly wishes that he had not sinned, then God relates to him as if he had not done so.
Many learned about Tzom Gedaliah in the past, but seem to forget the importance of this day and why we fast in the first place.
The Chassidic Rebbe, Rabbi Tzadok HaKohen of Lublin, zt”l explains that the commandments of the Torah are not mere arbitrary decrees of a king.
Each sin which a person performs creates a destructive angel.
Hashem repeatedly forgives them for all their sins, the thousandth time just like the first.
In this article, Mr. Arking discusses the opinions on reciting Anenu in Arbit before a fast day.
Through teshuvah, not only do our sins no longer have an impact on our lives, but they disappear completely like weeds pulled up by their roots.
If you look through the Torah, you will find that Shabu’ot is actually a holiday of many names.