This is kind of like a midterm review since the blog started in September, 2009. I've learned a lot from the Lord. Let me add that what a joy it has been to learn from the Holy Spirit. Here is a teacher who is infinitely patient, gentle, and loving. He never punishes you for being a slow learner; in fact, he encourages you by consoling you at the right moments.
Here is a brief summary of the lessons learned.
(1) Humility is absolutely necessary to approach God and ego is the biggest obstacle in our way. (Sincerely ask God to root it out and he will do just that in time.)
(2) The Holy Eucharist is the Sacrament Jesus had instituted for us to attain union with God. The grace that comes through receiving it is more than sufficient to transform us into a new creature in Christ. (Tap God's great power instead of struggling on your own.)
(3) All the Lord asks of us is to sin no more and rest in him, and he'll grant you freedom and peace.