This life is so brief, and we are all broken, a little lost, and deeply flawed. But there is a loving God who offers us salvation, joy, and the strength of spirit to endure all that life throws at us. All we need to do is ask. Ask the Lord for what you need. None of us is perfect; we are all human beings in the process of learning to be human, with God’s help. To God, we are rare and beautiful creatures, wonderful in his eyes. Find joy, and you will find God.
—Excerpted from 2024: A Book of Grace-Filled Days by Joseph Durepos