Today is Ash Wednesday and this evening, like many others I will be heading to church to be inscribed with a cross of ashes which I will try not to wash off for a day or too as a symbol that I carry Christ’s cross out into the world. It seems to me that the hard economic times in which we live have made people more aware of this season of Lent and of our need for repentance. Here are some reflection that you might find helpful for this day.
Some of the participants in our Lenten synchroblog have already started blogging as an introduction to Lent. I will publish the full list of participants this afternoon (about 45 people) but you can check out their reflections here:
There are a number of other good posts out there that I would recommend too. Especially check out Marcus Goodyear He posts a poem from TS Eliot that is a wonderful reflection for this season. I also recommend Mark Powell
And if you have not seen it yet, I have another meditation video for Lent that you might like to check out too