It goes without saying the direction of our faith journey should always be forward. However, such is not always the case. The gospels are full of stories where people fell short. What we need to take away from those individuals is they got up and tried again. And for several there were multiple attempts before they got it right. So, pick yourself up, pray to God, go to confession, and start again. May God's blessings be with each and everyone of us. Amen.