Ashes Again

Reposted from RevGalBlogPals Friday Prayer: I saw the wildfires, Lord. The flames licking at houses, scorching trees. The stuff of homes and families and memories… GONE. I am undone. The raging power of the flames scared me, their passion was so all-consuming. but unlike the fires, You are not capricious. You are not destructive. I … More Ashes Again

Dirty Hands

Several years ago in┬ámy first year of chaplaincy I learned that there’s a little technique involved in imposing ashes. (Maybe you went to “ashes imposing class” in seminary — we didn’t have that class.) I also learned that the ashes grind into my skin. Every wrinkle and crevice in my fingers are stained black. I … More Dirty Hands