We are regarded … as unknown men, and nevertheless we are well known; as dying, and behold we live on; as scourged, but we are not put to death; as sorrowful, and yet we are always rejoicing.  – 2 Cor 6:8-10

Reflection.  We all have to bear crosses in this life.  Trying to live a responsible and meaningful life won’t be easy.  It takes courage.  Once you understand that crosses are a normal part of life, it all becomes less difficult to manage.

Prayer.  Dear Jesus, protect me from self-pity; help me to be courageous.