"I shall pour clean water over you and you will be cleansed; I shall cleanse you of all your filth and of all your foul idols. I shall give you a new heart, and put a new spirit in you; I shall remove the heart of stone from your bodies and give you a heart of flesh instead." (Ezekiel 36:25-26)
I knew when I became a Catholic that my continued journey of faith would be a bumpy ride. The events that lead up to my conversion were pretty white-knuckle-rollercoaster-esque on their own and although I deeply longed for the cleansing waters of baptism I had no illusions of it washing away the difficulties of overcoming sin each day. But sometimes it really stings, really hurts, we, or at least I, forget everything I have seen an heard and learned up to this point and allow attachments and sins to creep in and take a hold of bits of me.