There are always moments in life that we find a new beginning. However, there are equally times that are an ending. It may be work placements, careers of various types. It may be loss as an end for friendships. And even endings for friends and family members through death. Each in its own way brings a pain and sorrow. That emotion is common and yet unique.
I was once very occupied with social media. I had accounts with LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Mastodon. My followers in Twitter amounted, at one point, to over thirty thousand. I was happy to write or post messages every day for everyone.
It is where life sometimes takes us. It is the map of the human heart that leads us to these places.
We are visual people. We "read" others and situations. We identify immediately or not with our surroundings. Many men no longer identify with the Church, at least not the current image. And there we have the Attraction of Thor. These and many other men are not going to identify with Catholic "lite". Their lives are hard, and full of risk. They are fathers and soldiers or sailors or aviators. They seek not comfort but fortitude and a priest and Church that can be of help to maintain this duty and purpose in life as fathers and warriors.
Decisions are not always easy, but they can be made with at least a sense of doing what is right...if we have the Divine Will anchored in our lives.