Yesterday was the third Sunday of Advent, when we light the “joy” candle – the pink one, traditionally. Here’s my reflection:
Penitence is hard. It is hard to be reminded that we are fallible, imperfect, inclined to do evil. It’s even harder to adopt the attitude of humility and brokenness about those fallen states we are in. It’s difficult to be told that we are doing the right things for the wrong reasons, or to realize how selfishly we conduct our lives, or to see how limited we are in our own abilities. Being humbled is rough . . .
But this is the interesting thing: God knows this is difficult.