“True sorrow should be recognized for what it is, not what we think it is.
Sorrow is not always a ‘state of feeling’ emotion, depression, or sadness. Sorrow can be a ‘state of recognizing’ mistakes, errors, hurts, mishaps, losses to one’s self or to someone else.
Sorrow for one’s sins should be understood to be a necessary step to avoiding any repeating of the same offenses against God.
We should always ask forgiveness for our offending God in any way. Man expects us to say, ‘I’m sorry,’ ‘Excuse me.’ Is not God more worthy than man to hear us say, ‘I’m sorry,’ and mean it?”