As so many spiritual advisers have taught: The more we come to know ourselves and our sinfulness, the more we will come to know and love God and to appreciate and seek His mercy.
Sadly, the world has lost the sense of sin and knows not how much they are in need of God's mercy. By never making an attempt to know themselves, many impede the likelihood they will ever come to know God or seek His mercy. How tragic!
Father Grou gives us a good starting point from which to begin the journey to self-knowledge: