Two things, Brother.
First, remember that our angers, frustrations, and distractions--and therefrom, our sins--derive from our consent to and coupling with our erroneous and distorted views and interpretations of ourselves, other people, and the world. Therefore we must always be praying for the grace to see things as they really are, as they are in God's sight, rather than as they might appear to be.
Second, remember that a sturdy sense of humor is invaluable in religious life.
Indeed, many times the second counsel fulfills the first. And pray for me, too.
August 10, 2010
From My Confessor: Logismoi
A new town means testing out new confessors. I think it hit a home run on the first try: