Not that we have entire control over stress, as I know all too well given the fall's two house intrusions and various job, church, financial, and other matters of recent preoccupation.
But I wonder what it will be like to be mindful of what I contribute to stress and how I respond to outside stress.
And yes, stress can get in the way of both our relationship to God and our relationship to other people. (The recent issue of Newsweek notwithstanding.)
Lent: a time to breathe more deeply.