Every day, our God shows us compassion. Each day we are given another opportunity to do better than the day we lived before. God gave us His only Son while we were still sinners so we could share in His life. Through this compassion and unconditional love, we are constantly called to renounce our sins and become better versions of ourselves through prayer, penance and fasting. He never gives up on us. We see this through the lives of many saints such as St. Ignatius Loyola and St. Augustine. One of my favorite sayings comes from St. Philip Neri. He was walking in Rome, when he saw a criminal being led away to be executed and said, “If not by the grace of God, there I go.” Let us have an attitude of gratitude and appreciation for the opportunities God has given each of us.