Confession: Thanks, I needed that
Habits of selfishness and laziness.
Habits that come when my spiritual life is weakening.
So I went to confession.
The priest wisely pointed out that many of my failings are due to choices I make - and that I could make the right choices. I have to get into the habit of making the right choices. Then when the bigger challenges come I'll be stronger, more sensitive, and more self-aware.
Ah, but the wrong choices are so easy.
I felt better, cleaner, after. Thank you Lord.