To have known joy means you must have experienced despair, to recognise the light you must have passed through darkness.
Life can be a bit hard sometimes, after great happiness periods of bleakness and sadness.
well lets say its a bit like that for me just now.
I have had some wonderful blessings recently, but just now I am beset my doubt, debt and despair.
My financial situation was the same last month but it wasn't so much of a burden. my physical health has not really changed but when I am down it feels much worse, My family situation is no different really but now its problems seem harder and more insoluble.
My prayer life seems barren and stilted.
What do I do?
I ignore my doubts, I thrust them aside and bury them.
My pain is a new pain an ache in a different place how do I cope with this challenge?
I try to keep moving and doing something as long as I can, the pain is not less but I can ignore it while hands and eyes and brain are busy.
How can I pray?
I look at Mary holding her Son.