I will immerse myself in the dreadful parts of Jesus’ story. It begins with Ash Wednesday, which reminds us of our own deaths. And it continues through Christ’s passion. This violence, however, does not encourage me to fear or hate others or try to repay evil for evil. These dreadful days help me remember why we need the Resurrection. They inspire me, not to fear but to hope, not to hatred but to compassion. May we receive these graces during the weeks to come: hope, compassion, joy, peace.