Below is part of a prayer from this evening’s ‘Gathering in the Home for Ash Wednesday’, beautifully written, full of wisdom and truth. May it be a blessing to you:

We live in mystery.
We live torn apart at times:
so much glory,
so much pain.
We live in faith:
faith in ourselves and each other,
faith that we can create bonds of the spirit that proclaim we are not alone.
We have much health within us;
we can live through the heartache to new life.
So, for the grace of the world and all the tumble, too,
this day we give thanks…

At tonight’s service Rev. Christopher reminded us that we are all on this Lenten journey together, and to “wear these ashes as a sign of commitment to the journey. Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.”

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