I've just read this article by Mark Palmer online at the Telegraph:
A refreshing and thoughtful look at how so many things in life these days are conspiring to make us feel guilty about something.
The comments from a vicar struck me particularly as a balanced view:
I put all this to my vicar. His response struck me as sound advice with which to start 2009: "You can get so taken up with all the dos and don'ts of modern living that you forget the fundamental commandments that provide a moral anchor. Don't start thinking that Sally is a better mum than you or that Johnny is a better provider than you are. Or that everyone is having better sex, better holidays or a better social life.
"I would say this, of course, but try going to church. It offers a pause – a chance to reconnect with the big picture. And remember what is at the heart of Christian society: forgiveness. A little more of that in your life will come in handy."