By James Richardson Ash Wednesday 2018 dawned like no other in my lifetime. A few short months earlier, fires had raged through Sonoma, Napa, and Lake counties north of San Francisco, merging into what be... Read More...
The way truly to know ourselves is not idly to look within ourselves, but rather to look away from ourselves at the one who calls us by name, who commands us to love him by loving our neighbor, who sends us into the vineyard to work today.
Ashes to Go can be a useful evangelistic tool, assuming that the context of the gospel in the prayer book liturgy can be legitimately maintained.
We all need Lent more than we know.
How might we encourage faith and trust in Christ in the final hour? How might we minister to bodies we believe will rise again? How might we convey the mercy of God to those whose strength is gone?
Valentine's Day and Ash Wednesday have one primary focus in common: love that comes from God.