I attended a beautiful Ash Wednesday service at my church tonight. As we entered the Chapel area we were invited to write down on paper a “repent” or a “lament.” During the service those notes were burned in a small fire safe container and then were mixed with gypsum. After we received our ashes we were invited to prepare the canvas using the mixture of ashes and gypsum. It was a wonderful experience, knowing and visualizing that God can use the ashes (mistakes and wrongdoings) of our lives and refresh and renew us. The season of Lent is a time of reflection and repentance. It is an opportunity to reflect upon what it means to be a follower of Jesus. Lent is a season to observe and commemorate the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
I hope you will join me during this season and we can learn and journey together.