Sometimes during Lent I like to look back at journals from past Lents, to see how I was doing. It's mostly just a symptom of my maladaptive tendency to look at the spiritual life as an agonistic effort rather than a chance to be reminded of what God is up to. Anyhow, I found this depressing little gem of a reflection:
"If I ought to be ashamed of myself, and, indeed I am, in fact, ashamed of myself, well, at least that's the virtue of responsibility."
Big day today. I have a translation exam, then a meeting with Fr. thesis director to turn in chapter four, a lunch date, and my always entertaining Canon Law of marriage class.