The Annual Ash Wednesday Round-Up

Muchsmudge like the liturgical calendar, I can get a little repetitive. So once again, here are a few of my favorite things for Ash Wednesday.

A song by Dann Russo:

An excerpt from the poem Ash Wednesday by TS Eliot:

Wavering between the profit and the loss
In this brief transit where the dreams cross
The dreamcrossed twilight between birth and dying
(Bless me father) though I do not wish to wish these things
From the wide window towards the granite shore
The white sails still fly seaward, seaward flying
Unbroken wings
 
And the lost heart stiffens and rejoices
In the lost lilac and the lost sea voices
And the weak spirit quickens to rebel
For the bent golden-rod and the lost sea smell
Quickens to recover
The cry of quail and the whirling plover
And the blind eye creates
The empty forms between the ivory gates
And smell renews the salt savour of the sandy earth
This is the time of tension between dying and birth

Finally, a post from yours truly: Ashes at Starbucks

Like every major liturgical holiday, today will be a crazy one for me as I do my music ministry thang. Keep me in your prayers. I promise to return the favor.

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