I have to post this link to an article by Mark Gavreau Judge in the online edition of Books and Culture.
Something amazing happened at a concert he attended recently. I'll let you read about it.
I also really liked this quotation he attributes to Pope Benedict:
"Today an illusion is dangled before us: that a man can find himself without first conquering himself, without the patience of self-denial and the labor of self control; that there is no need to endure the discomfort of upholding tradition, or to continue suffering the tension between the ideal and the actual in our nature."
Concert of the Year: A Holy Joy