Symbols are more than mnemonic devices they can be sacramental.
yesterday evening, as scores of people lined up to receive the mark of the cross in ashes, I felt drawn toward the desire for truth in my inner being. It’s going to be quite a journey.
And I found my eyes full with tears as pastor John made the sign on my forehead. Not emotion so much as fullness; or maybe surrender. Yes, that’s what happened. It was the first day of Lent and I surrendered.
I’d like to challenge you to show up at your local faith community, to take communion (as we will at Wake Forest Presbyterian – you are welcome at our church), and to turn your heart toward the spectacular initiative of New Life that we celebrate, and that we strive to live into with creativity, with faithfulness, and with joy.
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