St. Isidore – 

We are all aware that it’s wrong to deceive other people; but I wonder if we have considered that it’s equally wrong to deceive ourselves. A sizeable share of human energy is spent on the sad art of self-deception, manipulating our thoughts in order to justify the things we have done or plan to do. How easy it is when emotions become involved, to convince ourselves that wrong is somehow right, purely and simply because we want to do it, and no one is challenging us.