What keeps us from confession and repentance? Is it pride? Verse 17 says that the sacrifices are a broken spirit and a broken, contrite heart. Is your spirit prideful? Does it keep you from asking for forgiveness of others and God? What is holding you back? Do you want to be different? Do you want to grow in your relationships with others and with Christ? This reading was a great challenge to me and I pray it was to you as well.