Here's an extract from a contributor's essay on why he joined Opus Dei
My wife might have added, in discrete conversation with that friend, that along with my seriousness about Christianity came a certain inflexibility in daily life, and an extremism. For instance, I would sometimes be strenuously against some things that were, in fact, morally indifferent—thus erecting my personal likes and dislikes into moral absolutes for the both of us. My wife might also have added that my character was far from perfect—in fact, I was not immune from the disease that sometimes afflicts religious people, of excusing one’s faults by appeal to one’s orthodoxy—and thus I might have profited from bringing some honest and sustained attention to my weaknesses (and strengths) of character. This, too, Opus Dei helps with.Emphasis added. Hmm.
Ah Lent. Bring it on! :)