I had this thought the other day at mass, and it’s something that’s been with me since then.
I had the urge to offer up all future joys the Lord God might have had in store for me, to offer them up in reparation for the cycle of disrespect between disillusioned laity and disengaged or sinful priests. I am lucky to go to a parish with a wonderful priest, joyful liturgy and active congregation, but I know this is not true for all Catholics.
Besides, I’ve always been uncomfortable being happy. My ex girlfriend said as much, I feel guilty whenever happiness comes my way.
So, yeah, offering up all future joy, natural and supernatural, and accepting sorrow instead. Is that a sacrifice too far?