Disappointment on the Road to Perfection
It’s not hard for us to feel discouraged like the rich young man we hear of in the Gospel today. We think we’re on the right track and then we hear something in a homily, read something or come across a Scripture passage which questions whether we’re on the right track at all. Anything and everything we do for God as we try to live a good and holy life and follow His commandments and the precepts and teachings of the Church is good. But we can always do better.
As a confessor (and a penitent as well) I certainly encounter