Ash Wednesday - February 26, 2020
Christ Episcopal Church - Milford, DE
The first night of the band’s performance was Ash Wednesday.
Every member of the band got a huge, black smudge of ashes on their forehead. As they walked out of the church doors and down into Times Square, they engaged in a discussion of the perennial question of the day: “What do you do with the ashes on your forehead? Do you keep them on or wipe them off?”
"IT MEANS WE'RE ALL GOING TO DIE!!"
"DO YOU UNDERSTAND??"
"IT MEANS WE'RE ALL GOING TO DIE."
We believe Jesus was fully divine and fully human.
But, he died so that we would know the promise of life eternal.
Lent is a time to journey deep into to mystery that JRR Tolkien wrote in The Lord of the Rings, a riddle first given in the letter left for Frodo by Gandalf, so he would recognize Aragorn.
“All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.”