In our Collect Prayer for Monday of the Third Week of Lent, the Church prays:
"May your unfailing compassion, O Lord,
cleanse and protect your Church,
and, since without you she cannot stand secure,
may she be always governed by your grace."
We, as Church, need to be cleansed of our sin and failure to protect. We, as Church, need to be protected from destructive forces from without as well as those from within. We, as Church, for the sake of the Gospel and not ourselves, need to stand secure as a People of Faith. And we, as Church, need to be governed by the grace of God. I was so struck by that phrase - "governed by grace".