One more Donald Macleod quote. Here he sounds like Thomas Watson.
We need to be clear, of course, what is involved in repentance. It is not mere guilt-feelings, or a change in outward lifestyle, or a fear of retribution, human or divine. Nor, again, is it simply regret over the pain we may have caused to others and the shame and embarrassment we have brought upon ourselves. It does indeed mean facing the truth about ourselves, but the paramount truth we have to face is the pain we have caused a loving God; grief and anger against the sin that hurt him. By the same token, the action we have to take is not merely to turn from sin, but to turn to him, confident that he will forgive us.