As I write this, it is a cool, rainy, foggy September morning in Minnesota. In this kind of morning, the melancholic soul finds an odd sort respite. I am the kind of person who is drawn to sad things. I take comfort in the Sorrowful Mysteries. My favorite Psalm is Psalm 43: “Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you disquieted within me?”
In some ways, I like to feel sad. Not because I actually enjoy the sadness, but because I can see beauty in it. Sadness, sorrow, and suffering are all facts of life, and as Catholics, we are especially aware and in tune with this truth.
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