I read a great line in book the other day. I am reading about "confessional prayer". It is in a book written by Calvin Miller on Celtic Prayer. I have been reading along for a little over a month. I used to work through a book quickly til I was challenge to pace myself and take a slower time digesting the information.
Here is the line: "The path behind us is strewn with the cast-off apple cores of our indulgence." Miller is speaking of our inability to deal with temptation and ourselves eating from the very tree that is forbidden.
St. Patrick started his prayers very simply, "I am Patrick, a sinner..." My prayer is that I too can humble myself daily to agree with God on my state and let Him raise me up to walk in His mercies that are new every morning.