Grappling with purpose, overcome by the dishonesty, delusion, hostility, and negativity in so much of what I read, and surfing through other blogs to find the sustaining:

We are small. Anything we do is small next to God. But our tiny actions, our attempts to restore order, peace, harmony, love, hospitality, and generosity into our surroundings are potentially acts of major significance. For a contemplative whose primary field of action is spiritual, this is an act of faith which requires chutzpah to declare, and determination to maintain, day after day.

From Jewish Contemplatives