Feeling a bit down lately.
Grief stricken might be a better term. Confused about the state of the world, the Church and so on. Not giving up, to be sure. I have the rosary and the sacraments and prayer. I'm fine and grateful to have something to offer up as a penance. If everyone flees, if others just walk away, leaving me alone, I have the Lord, who says to me, "where are they? Has no one condemned you?” “No one, sir.” Then Jesus said, “Neither do I condemn you. Go, [and] from now on do not sin any more.”"Come, all who pass by the way.
Suddenly, the world latches on to the most precious and beautiful of sacred booty to treasure, exploit and luxuriate in. It just goes to show that someone loves tradition and fine art, even liturgical opulence. While Catholics, "give their precious things for food, to retain the breath of life. “Look, O LORD, and pay attention to how I have been demeaned!" - Lamentations
"The foe stretched out his hands
to all her precious things;
She has seen the nations
enter her sanctuary,
Those you forbade to come
into your assembly." - Lamentations