Reflections on Ash Wednesday and a Nasty Habit of God

There is a nasty habit in the history of God that takes center stage on days like today. Ash Wednesday marks the official beginning of the season of Lent in the Christian calendar. Lent is the season when we collectively turn away from ourselves and toward the cross, confessing our sin and longing to be…

Embracing our Mortality: a reflection for lent

…from dust you are, and to dust you shall return. I didn’t know whether to smile or hang my head in shame as the pastor spoke these words over me this morning. Should I thank her for the blessing of the ashen cross she scetched upon my forehead? I know better than to argue with…