Wondrous Words Wednesday

words1 I know I’m a day late, but I did run  into one  new-to-me word this week.

metanoia – a profound, usually spiritual, transformation; conversion

“Jesus’ “baptism,’ begun in the Jordan and completed on Golgotha, is repentance, self-denial, metanoia to the fullest. John present his baptism as a washing from sin, a turning from self to God. Jesus seeks even more radical metanoia.”

-pg. 8, “Repent” by William Willimon in Bread and Wine: Readings for Lent and Easter

Head over to Bermudaonion’s Weblog for some more wondrous words.


  1. Metanoia is a new one to me. I’m trying to break it down into Latin parts (to decode and remember it), but it’s just not working for me … Maybe I’ll recognize it if I see it again 🙂

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