"You are precious in my sight", says the Lord. Am I precious in my own sight too? John called himself "the beloved disciple". Paul asserted, "He loved me." Do I feel loved? Do I sense that when I say to a friend "pray for me", what I am in reality saying is "love me"?
We can find out to our advantage why scripture calls us "saints", why sex has come to dominate the moral scene, why the Council of Orleans decreed that the sacrament of reconciliation cold be received only after 35 years of age, why an aboriginal language in Africa has no word to say "guilty". And we may like to join in spirit a prayer group of Sounth American Catholics who have their own home version of the Hail Mary.