Ash Wednesday is coming . . .

It’s an odd but timeless practice of marking ashes in the sign of the cross to recognize our mortality and the healing, cleansing, and resurrection power of the cross of Jesus Christ.  The practice goes deep in the tradition of the Scripture and the Church.  At Long’s Chapel we will gather at two services on February 14 (12 and 6:30) to sing, pray, reflect on God’s Word, and to allow that mark of ash to point the way to God.  The cross that will mark us will be comprised of water (baptism), olive oil (healing), and ash (repentance and humility).  The art of the spiritual life is where we put our humility in the path of God’s power.  A wise congregant said to me several years ago the truth of what Ash Wednesday brings home – “There are only two things that I know for sure in this life.  There is a God.  I am not Him.”

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