I was pondering about this today, and I’m thinking, "Hey! I must be a rough-around-the-edges Catholic. By this I mean faithful to the Church, doing his/her best to live a Catholic life, but every once in a while, succumbing to the world and the not-so-moralistic culture. I find that I’m at times injecting sarcasm while talking about my faith (maybe some way of “softening” the Truth to those outside of the Church); peeking a glance at some morally-offensive tv program - and actually enjoying it, slipping one-too-many “f”-bombs, etc.
Are there others out there that find themselves in the same boat? Is this cyclical? What have you done in order to curb some of these temptations, whether in action, thought, or deed? A lot of times, these situations occur spontaneously. What do you do to bring yourself back to being mindful of God and Christ?
At the end of my day, my examination of conscious turns into quite a long list!
Thanks & God Bless!