With warmth, understanding, and pastoral skill, Fr. Gallagher provides here a hopeful invitation to all who struggle to overcome the greatest obstacle of all in the spiritual life–discouragement. Our enemy actively exploits our vulnerabilities, shrewdly leading us time and again into an overwhelming sense of disturbance. But Fr. Gallagher pulls the curtain back on the wiles of the devil, offering gentle reflections that are remarkably effective in lightening the burdens of your day-to-day spiritual life. Each reflection begins with a quotation by Venerable Bruno Lanteri, founder of the Oblates of the Virgin Mary. In these pages you will learn” what to do when you have reached the point of despair; How to recognize the enemy; How to evade sadness, melancholy, and temptation and more. Paper.