Saturday, February 09, 2008

More Ash Wednesday Thoughts

A couple of other thoughts from Ash Wednesday a few days ago:

Questions Kiddo asked during the sermon:
  1. How do pastors find out so much about God and Jesus?
  2. Why do pastors talk so loud?
  3. Can I have a granola bar?

Also...every time I'm asked to assist with the imposition of ashes, I'm struck by the magnitude of what I'm doing. To look someone in the eyes and tell them "remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return," and to know some of those eyes looking back at you will not see the next Ash Wednesday...it's a stark reminder of my own mortality.

LH

1 comment:

davenu said...

The eyes staring back at me are also what I treasure about serving communion. One by one the people come and make eye contact as they hear the words "...body of Christ given for you."