Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Ash Wednesday

Man is a duality
of mysterious grandeur and pompous aridity,
a vision of God and a mountain of dust,
It is because of his being dust
that his iniquities may be forgiven
and it is because of his being an image
that his righteousness is expected.
(Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel)
 On Ash Wednesday we are marked with ashes as a reminder of whence our bodies came and to what they will return.  These forty days are a reminder of to what we aspire: Easter resurrection and union with God.  Wishing you a blessed Lenten season!