But when the kindness of God our Savior and His love for mankind appeared, He saved us, not on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteousness, but according to His mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out upon us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that being justified by His grace we would be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.
The weather forecast for this morning had this picture: Guess what I did. Actually, you probably know, which makes you at least 50% smarter than a couple of coworkers of mine, who routinely ask me if I rode my bike in. I want to retort, “Did you drive your car in?” and then when they say, “Of course,” respond, “Oooooh, amazing!” as if this were some shocking amazing feat. Yes, I admit, 34° and raining sucks to ride a bike in, especially with over an hour of waiting in frozen wet shoes following that ride. I have more commitment to this one activity than they can imagine, and after a while the amazed comments become tiring. If only I had to hear fewer admonitions not to die on my ride home.