If you are like me, you have at least one room in your house that visitors never see. For me, that would be the master bedroom. Every horizontal surface, excepting our bed but including much of the floor, is cluttered - with books, an ironing board, clean laundry, a busted vacuum cleaner, manila file folders, you name it. When visitors come, I simply close the door.
My pastor, Fr. Jeff Calia, C.O., recently told me that if Christ were visiting, that's just the room He would want to see. In fact, He already knows all about it.
To extend this metaphor, sometimes I shut the door to that room for so long, I don't visit it. I forget it's even there. Then, I end up where I am: deceiving myself.
SELF-DECEPTION: The moral failure to recognize one's own limitations and failures or to see the real reasons for one's behavior.
- Modern Catholic Dictionary