I had the definition of REPENT cleared up for me a few weeks back.
RE- to come back to, to return
PENT- high place
Repent- To return to the High place.
This is a good one to meditate on. It has adjusted my mindset of the idea and Jesus Christ's command for us. It has NO negative vibe at all. Unfortunately, the Church has painted a different picture of what "repent" is. I don't believe it has been intentional, but the negative bent is just more human.
It makes sense to us that God would want us to grovel at His feet. Our tiny little conditional brains have a hard time grasping the idea that God loves us so much that He wants us to come back to the High place. As sons and daughters of the King of kings, we have been adopted into royalty, put in a position of high authority, power and responsibility.
Are we going to return to this position and stop groveling at His feet? He is waiting for us to look up and see His face shining on us and loving us, beckoning us to sit with Him.