So you wonder why? Why am I always, at least in my posts, so full of joy, hope, and consolation? It is because, as some of you more perceptive souls have understood, that I am constantly beset by my own weakness, by sorrow, dejection, and yes - utterly and bitterly afflicted by the weight of the sinfulness of the Church. Then in my emptiness and trial - God consoles me mightily. So I simply share what He, in his kindness has given to me. So the next time you ask why I smile so much, or why am I always so happy, understand that it comes with great cost, and be not downcast at the price of your own joy. Try to be happy. Enjoy what goodness God grants you. Life, despite its toil, is beautiful!!!