Today’s first reading is a favourite of mine from Hebrews 4: Let us therefore approach the throne of grace with boldness, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in the time of need. Whatever you need be assured that the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword and that Jesus has been tested in every respect as we are. Whatever you are going through, Jesus gets it. He has this. Do not cling to it but give it over to the One who knows. Approach the throne of grace boldly so that you may find the grace and mercy you need. Believe it. Onward and upward, as one friend says.