If I could just undo that one stupid thing, take back those nasty words, get back that time I spent pursuing and doing foolishness. But now, I am reaping the consequences and riding the negative momentum of something, or a series of several somethings, I did in the past. Now, not only am I experiencing negative circumstances, but in some way I know I’ve been misshapen by unseen wounds and scars, which have the effect of inclining me to do further stupid, mean, and selfish things. What a tight little circle I’m in, I spin in this tight little cycle of sin.
Redemption: the action of regaining or gaining possession of something in exchange for payment, or clearing a debt. Archaic: to buy the freedom of. Origin: late Middle English, from Latin “redimere” to buy back.