Someone needs you to show up today.

When times are hard—and getting worse before they get better—it’s easier to stay in the robe, not shower, not shave, and not show up for anyone. And yet, we’re alive. There is something to learn today. And maybe even something to contribute. It may just to be to the family or roommate. It may just be to 10 people online. But today is only where is starts, not where it stops.

Today is the only day we have to start again, be grateful, and be ourselves.

Yes, we’re tightening the belts and outlooks are bleak. So stop looking out and look in! The inner life is on the up-and-up.

“But when you fast, put oil on your head and wash your face…” -Jesus (Matthew 6:17)