Ash Wednesday – mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa

This is one of my first blog entries a couple years ago… Here it is again…

Becoming What We Already Are...

Yep, today is Ash Wednesday.  I love it. Service was packed tonight. It is amazing who shows up when the weather isn’t horrid!  We doubled the number of folks with cross shaped smudges on their foreheads from last year. Last year it was if I remember correctly snowy and icy. This year that junk is waiting until Thursday to show up.

I get all emotional on when people come up to receive their ashen cross. The words and the life experiences they are going through often get me… right… there… uff.  A lady with cancer, another woman who just lost her mother, a guy with a nasty temper, but a heart of gold, little kids kneeling in front of me, not really sure what is going on, but they too are dust and to dust they shall return. In all of this darkness, still the word of promise rings all…

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