It is a particularly strange time to be alive, and our need for wisdom beyond what we face on a regular basis grows each day. When it rains, it pours," they say. And that is true for the hard times in our lives. But isn't that also true of the wisdom, discernment, instruction and love of our Father God? I'm puttin' my money on yes! Otherwise, how do we balance joy and pain? How do we face the ups and down of this messy, marvelous life? Read on for hope + solidarity.