... pray harder, give more, go the extra mile. A lot of us are in the same boat. Accept that this is the game that we have to play at our juncture in history. Think of all the power that we have today with the internet! Look towards the greater sorrows and hardships of others and try to help them bear their burdens in order for yours to seem like nothing, to seem like less. 10% of income to be saved, a financial adviser I know suggests. Give to God at church, become a traditional Catholic, do works of charity. Pray for God's grace and that He makes your life into what He wants it to be. Offer up your sufferings to God. Make use of your talents to the best of your ability. Many of the American Revolution died or were completely broke or had loved ones who died. What kinds of sacrifices are we willing to give? Kennedy - "Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country". Overcome personal faults and evils with God's grace and be a better beacon of holiness and truth for others.
"The world has never known more oppressive governments or bigger governments than those which profess the cult of liberty." - Donald Sanborn