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Praise in Our Ashes by Raymond A. Foss
Joy in our clay
praise in our ashes
reminded of our failings
and of your perfection

Happy in repentance
in the arms of your grace
feeling love within us
in the light of your face

Washing over us
cascades of redemption
the living waters of creation
now rivers of salvation

God giving us anew
in this season of reflection
an opportunity for connection
communion with our Lord

Walking more closely
cleaving to our Savior
guided by the Spirit
out into the world

Sharing the message
the light of Brother
yoked with our Master
doing his holy work

March 9, 2011
March 9, 2011
Ash Wednesday
article, “When did United Methodists start the "imposition of ashes" on Ash Wednesday?”
Season of Lent
Facebook message
by Barack Obama
March 9, 2011
“Michelle and I join with millions of Christians
here and across the world to mark Ash Wednesday.
As we observe the season of Lent, we receive
with thanksgiving this opportunity for grace and repentance,
recommit ourselves to our faith, and
remember our obligations to one another.”

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