"What He ordains for us each moment is what is most holy, best, and most divine for us." Jean-Pierre de Caussade

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

You Are Going To Die

"Remember you are dust and to dust you shall return" 
Genesis 3:19.

Ashes to ashes; dust to dust. Today marks the beginning of the Lenten season. Six weeks that are set apart for drawing closer to God and seeking Him with much greater intensity. I was fortunate to spend it with 7 other ladies as we gathered around a table, were marked with ashes, and remembered not only our own but each other's mortality and human finiteness. The human condition we all share: we are going to die. You. Me.

It's a morbid thought, is it not? But also one of hope. Because in dying, there is resurrection.

Lord, take the outward mark of ash inward and mark my heart again as Yours. May my outward way so reflect Your inward light that the world will not question whose I am. Amen.
Disciplines: A Book of Daily Devotion

Just an ordinary Lenten moment...

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