Abiding in the Waiting
Lenten Devotions with SSPC
Devotionals emailed daily during Lent: March 2 - April 16
Lent begins with Ash Wednesday, a day when we remember where we came from: Dust. And where we go home to: Dust.
For a culture obsessed with defying the aging process at every turn, it is counter-cultural (to say the least) to examine and even celebrate our mortality. When we feel the ashy soot from last year's Easter palm fronds spread into a cross on our foreheads, it is terrifying and beautiful at the same time. We were never meant to last forever; only to traverse this winding path of life and take it all in. Our "dustiness" is a gift - it invites us to not take ourselves too seriously and to carry a sense of lightness through our days. We are only dust, we are nothing. But we are God's dust... we are everything.