It’s time! Ash Wednesday is only ONE WEEK from today. The words, the music, the ritual, the space–what are you thinking? What do you need? What phrases or images are you working with? Now’s the time to use the comments to write a new litany of confession, or to come up with new words for the imposition of ashes, or to think about how we will call people to the observation of Lent. What are you thinking?
I know, Lent feels far away.
But it isn’t.
Six weeks from today is Ash Wednesday.
As we take a moment to recover from that reality, let’s also take a moment to breathe in, breathe out, and contemplate.
What tone do you want to set for Lent this year?
Do you have Ash Wednesday services? Do you share them with another congregation? Is it something you don’t really do in your tradition or context?
Ashes, or symbolic (aka no-) ashes?
How will you engage this service of repentance, calling, and recognition of mortality?
Let’s work together to write something new–perhaps something we can use as a confession before we hear those great traditional words calling us to a holy lent? Add your ideas, phrases, things we need to confess, or hopes for Lent in the comments.