To live only so as not to do evil and not to have to repent is not enough.
First, "You must repent and feel true faith in God's mercy."
In the Apologeticum all mankind are exhorted to repent, in view of the approaching end of the world.
His first words are words of strength; " the time is fulfilled " - that is to say, all the past has been leading up to this great moment; " the kingdom of God is at hand " - that is to say, all your best hopes are on the point of being fulfilled; " repent, and believe the Gospel " - that is to say, turn from your sins and accept the tidings which I bring you.
That I should repent on the morrow and rally myself on my over-wrought ecstasy never once entered my thoughts.