Advent is nearly over. I took an assessment today of how this Advent has gone. The reviews are mixed, to be honest. Let’s just say that some days were pretty good and productive. Other days … not so much.

For example, today, I found myself riddled with questions and second-guesses. I was probably downright beligerant to myself. So, that put a damper on my spiritual progress and growth.

It’s funny how my vision is 20/20 or better when it comes to looking at my mistakes and failings. When I start looking for what I have done right, my sight gets fuzzier and astigmatic.

I probably need to cut the self-examination off. Good enough for this year. I need to take Mother Teresa’s advice and get busy serving others. That is where the deep joy is to be found!