Part of my penance was to talk to someone about something - the "who" was up to me, but I've been talking, and now I'm listening.
H/T to Kathy Pluth
"Who finds time to hear God’s word and to let themselves be attracted by his love? Who keeps watch, in the night of doubt and uncertainty, with a heart vigilant in prayer? Who awaits the dawn of the new day, fanning the flame of faith? Faith in God opens before us the horizon of a sure hope, one which does not disappoint; it indicates a solid foundation on which to base one’s life without fear; it demands a faith-filled surrender into the hands of the Love which sustains the world."
Benedict XVI, Homily, Esplanade of the Shrine of Our Lady of Fátima, 13 May 2010.