“Life is a journey.” You’ve heard that axiom more often than you can count. Some will point out that “life has its ups and downs." Others will warn that life is full of "detours" and "forks in the road." So much is said about our “personal journey” that we can lose sight of the One who alone makes life purposeful and meaningful. The world in which we live is a dangerous place. Every day another catastrophe falls upon individuals and groups of people. Even the most cautious among us faces threats to body and soul. Today the Lord instructs us to take every calamity as a warning. “Repent!” he says. Confess your own sins, and turn in faith to the Savior who himself walked a dangerous road so that you might have life.