I find myself asking that question lately?
My work is a drag and I can’t stay motivated, the recession has led some of my coworkers to lose their job and the atmosphere at work is terrible. Everyone is down and I find myself getting so frustrated and angry with my coworkers and myself. I’ve been drinking too much lately and use it as a means to escape and fall asleep at night. My wife and I are trying to start a family and I want to be a positive husband but everything seems so grim.
I went to confession yesterday and the priest asked me to work on my relationship with God and do some soul-searching; examine my conscience and get to the root of what’s going on. I felt a little better and than in Mass I started to gaze longingly at an attractive parishioner. I caught myself but I asked myself the same question. Even here, in church at Mass:
Why can’t I be good?