a remembering day

        Today is Ash Wednesday, and Ash Wednesday is a day to remember something that most of us have been trying really hard to forget: we’re only dust. At first, that might sound like bad news, but it’s the opposite. It’s a relief. It means you can relax and let Someone Else breathe life into your days.

“Look down, great Master of the Feast; O shine, and turn once more our water into wine!” Henry Vaughan (b. 1621)

“Create in me a clean heart, O God. . . .” Psalm 51:10