To live and love as Christ, we must be utterly DEPENDENT on God’s love and mercy.  We have to be completely DEPENDENT on God’s grace if we are to be faithful disciples of the Lord.  Our fallen human nature unfortunately does not like us to be DEPENDENT on anyone or anything.  We want to be in-DEPENDENT from God and use our own power.  We are tempted many times to live in-DEPENDENT-ly from God.  As we begin our Lenten journey, may we take the opportunity to repent from the times we have walked away from God, and acknowledge once again, that as God’s children, we are truly DEPENDENT on Him for everything.