Some years ago I heard a statement that made an impression on me:
"I wanted everyone to judge me by my intentions, but they were judging me by my actions."
In a moment of self-pity I devised my epitaph, which (of course) had to be in Latin:
Bene voluit. He meant well. (cue violin)
Read Msgr. Pope's recent offering on the subject of good intentions. Then take note of your actions.