During this time of Lent, we are reminded of the need to work on ourselves — to decide for holiness, which requires renunciations and ongoing conversion — to persevere in faith.
In the Canticle of Canticles, the bride (Church) calls on the groom (Christ) to “draw” her with his grace, otherwise she will not be able to come to him.
Our Lord also says “draw me”—sometimes literally (as in the case of St. Faustina), but more likely by faithful living—resulting in a masterpiece. So, we need to struggle to avoid being drawn away from Him.
“Do not give your heart to your money, or say, ‘With this I am self-sufficient.’ Do not be led by your appetites and energy to follow the passions of your heart. And do not say, ‘Who has authority over me?’ for the Lord will certainly be avenged on you…do not be so sure of forgiveness that you add sin to sin.” Ecclesiasticus 5: 1-10
To really feel good about ourselves, and live the law of love, we need to master ourselves and overcome sin.