Ash Wednesday

On the way home from church, I stopped to pick up eggs. The checker asked me about the ashes on my forehead. I startled. How soon I forget I am marked as Christ’s own forever. I responded, “The priest said they are a sign of our humble beginnings and our common mortality.” How often do we go that deep when paying for food?

I join our bishop in saying, “Beloved, I wish you a blessed, holy and life-changing Lent.”

Lectionary Readings
Joel 2:1-2, 12-17
Isaiah 58:1-12 {alternate}
Psalm 51:1-17 (1)
2 Corinthians 5:20b—6:10
Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21

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