St. Paul focuses on what lies ahead and forgets what lies behind.
-- going for a run and paying attention to the cars on the road!
The Christian life is a marathon race.
Saint Paul considers himself an unfinished project.
How many times are you allowed to go to Confession? When does the Church say "not anymore, you're out of lives"?
Th devil is the author of shame and the author of discouragement. The Lord is God of hope, even at the same time being the God of the conviction of our conscience.