I’ve spent the better part of the last 30 years, in one from or another, in sales and Financial services.
Here’s what I know.
Both Sales and Trading are a study of human nature.
In the Financial Services business, there is a tactic, a sales tactic, that asserts authority. In effect, follow me and my advise because you are too stupid to understand this on your own. This works very well for some advisers, and never worked for me. I have too much respect to take this approach. My approach was to guide individuals to logical conclusions. This approach in virtually all aspects of selling has hit a wall of cynicism and time.
Whether you are selling a product or an idea, you run into a cynical, skeptical majority that spends more time thinking about your motives, instead of what you are actually saying.
As far as repentance and sin are concerned. I find it very rare that someone would begin to question the foundations of their belief, short of a crisis.
And this person's service has been in Medicine...
Suffering is hard to watch, especially when self inflicted
One sees a world full of self-inflicted wounds
Profoundly misdirected senses of self
A good discussion is in C.S. Lewis’
“The Great Divorce”