Ash Wednesday

Wednesday, February 06, 2008
I'm here, trying to work. I need to have this text read by the weekend but I find I'm re-reading paragraphs because my mind goes elsewhere.

Ash Wednesday today, the beginning of a journey that leads toward death. Death on a cross.

Yes resurrection comes too.

But first we must walk to the cross. We cannot be resurrected before we are dead.

So we move towards the cross, and death.

As harsh as it may sound, the cross is not just about death, it's also our symbol of life.

Things within us need to pass away. Parts of us need to die, so that we can be fully alive.

So we take this Lenten journey again.

Holding tightly to the One who can get us through today.

Trusting in the One who holds tomorrow.

Lord have Mercy
Christ have Mercy


  1. I've always loved this essay by Anne Lamott about Ash Wednesday.

    Take care, friend.

  2. Thanks Becky.

    What piece did Anne write? I love her writing.

  3. She wrote Traveling Mercies, another one of my favorites.

  4. I love that book.
    I had forgotten her piece on Ash Wednesday.

    It's a beaut, and so is she.


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