At sundown today, the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur, or the Day of Atonement begins. Observant Jews will fast from food and several other activities, and will have spent the days leading up to it seeking forgiveness from others whom they may have wronged. Then, during the period of the day itself, they will spend time in prayer seeking God's forgiveness as well.
As a Christian, I hold the belief that in Jesus, God has offered humanity forgiveness for their sin. But considering the shenanigans in which we have been engaged in selecting the person who will hold the highest elective office in our land, a "Day of Atonement" sounds like a fine idea.