make amends

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Hattersley; if God had heard half your invocations of that kind, you would have been in hell long before now - and you cannot make amends for the past by doing your duty for the future, inasmuch as your duty is only what you owe to your Maker, and you cannot do more than fulfil it: another must make amends for your past delinquencies.
But they have a chance to make amends in the Super League showdown with the cup holders on their home turf - where Hull last won in September 2007 - and hooker Parcell said: "We've had quite a good record against them in the league but in the cup semi-final they dominated us and played really well.
And in the end, when it's time to make amends, does it really matter?