I was given the book "The Year of Living Biblically" for Christmas and have enjoyed reading it very much.
One of the comments the author makes in the introduction is that he never expected to "confront just how absurdly flawed" he was. This phrase really got to me. It is easy to live life hiding my flaws and trying to hide them from others.
In the past year I have been confronted with some of the flaws in my own life. It is not really a pleasant experience. But it is hopefully a growing experience.