We begin this hold season by acknowledging our need for repentance and our need for the love and forgiveness shown to us in Jesus Christ.

We continue in a 40-day journey of reflection, prayer, and action guided by Scripture and the actions of Jesus. Let the following by your guide.

Reflect: How can one live without being anxious about the needs of life? Judging others comes easy. How and when should one person correct another?

Pray: Life is complicated. People are complicated. Pray for understanding and patience in accepting both life and others, especially those who are.

Act: Pay attention to the golden rule. It is not only a religious guide but also one that fits every situation in life, whether overtly religious or not.