Thursday, February 18, 2010

Remembering yesterday's ashes

Even now says the Lord, return to me with your whole heart, with fasting, and weeping and mourning;
Rend your hearts, not your garments, and return to the Lord your God. 
Joel 2:12-13

So, Lord, I will return with my whole heart
But, I mean, these ashes on my forehead, can't I just clean up a little?

Is everyone going to be wearing ashes or just me?
I know I've sinned a little, some, all right, a bunch -
but what if I'm the only one that admits it and they all pretend they're perfect?

Oh, I see.  I can wash my face and everyone else can too,
You'll know whose face is dirty and why.........I guess I knew that.

Photo - Holy Innocents Church/Lahaina - Ash Wednesday 2009

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