I love to sing Gregorian chant. I really do. Our Divine Office books with musical notation and Latin words on the right and English translation to the left are a GPS for focusing one’s mind on spiritual things. My mind, however, is often a trampoline for thoughts that lead to….mistakes. We sing chant antiphonally, verses alternating between men and women. Recently I heard a lone female voice join the men on the last two words of a Psalm verse. It was mine. I considered a cough or foot scuffle diversion – anything to cover the fact that my mind was that far astray. Instead, conscience prevailed. I kneeled (as is our custom), confessed, and re-focused. Until the next time.