Too many times it is instinctual to shift the blame on someone or something else. Instead of being honest that it’s just a bad day, there are those who choose to lash out at other drivers because of their crazy driving. Some blame not being able to pray on having so much work to do. Some want to blame their spouse because they are having difficulties in their marriage. Others even lash out at God because of something really difficult that has happened. When things are not going the way we like then it is easy to want to shift the blame. This is exactly what Adam and Eve did in the garden. Adam puts more trust in Eve than in God and wants to blame the Lord for putting Eve in his life. Eve tries to put the blame on the serpent. The reality is that it is easier to put the blame on someone or something else, but when we do we put a wedge between God and ourselves. Let’s not take our eyes off the Lord. Let’s not allow temptations, imperfection and difficulties to distract us from what is good, right and just. The grace that God wants to provide us with is and amazing grace that will sustain us no matter what comes our way. Let us keep our eyes on the Lord by embracing our need for reconciliation, our need to weekly receive the Eucharist, our need to daily pray that God’s will and not our will be done. Yes, instead of shifting the blame when we sin or when difficult things happen, we should see it as an opportunity to work ever harder to keep our eyes focused on the Lord.