When I read the Scriptures, I try to understand them in a way that is everyday simple. They are not complicated words that Jesus speaks. “Love one another” is His great rule to live by. So are His words to forgive as He has so many times forgiven us. And don’t be afraid, He says, I am with you always. If we practiced those three virtues – love, forgiveness, courage – we’d have marvelous lives. We’d find our hearts free of obstacles and become the people we truly want to be. We would also supply the salt for others to live richer lives and light to illuminate the darkness of grief and hurt. When we live in the light of Christ and follow His words, we discover our true purpose.