Mark 1:15 (NIV)
“The time has come,” he said. “The kingdom of God is near. Repent and believe the good news!”
When I was 6 I played t-ball. I am left-handed so when I batted I faced 3rd base. Often in the adrenaline of the moment I would hit the ball a modest distance and run toward…3rd base.
Repent means change directions. Jesus is telling everyone who hears Him–change directions, you are going the wrong way.
All of us are going the opposite direction.
So he tells us to turn around and run the other way. Toward the Good News.