Legends are not built on excuses. To my knowledge, no mourner ever stood at the side of a grave and spoke fondly of what a wonderful legacy of excuse making the deceased left behind.
When things go wrong in your life this week, don't look for a scapegoat. Look for a way to overcome your adversities in order that you may begin to build a legacy that others will fondly remember.
And now, dear children, continue in him, so that when he appears we may be confident and unashamed before him at his coming.