I really don't know who reads this blog, except for a few parishioners who have told me that they came across it. Given that my readers likely include men, I offer the following article by convert Kevin Lowry:
Five Keys to Transform Difficult Times into Growth. We particularly need to be reminded that hard times befall everyone. Human weakness and limitations are universal, and we'd better get used to the idea. At the same time, God also extends the invitation to transformation to all. Ad astra per aspera! Chin up!