Third Sunday of Lent
To be loved and respected is a universal human need. Our personal sense of worth is affected, one-way or another, by how others relate to us. If you have ever found acceptance where you expected it least and needed it most, you know what a miracle of grace it can be. Miracles often begin when one person perceives the true nature and needs of another. Acceptance is an act of grace, in which someone is affirmed and loved despite their faults and failures.