Thursday, February 07, 2008

Sympathetic Ashes

Amy Welborn writes:

....Which I succeeded at up until the last - that last moment when I thought I had escaped, but ’twas not to be.

“Please join in our closing hymn…..Ashes.”

No, we do not “create ourselves anew.”

Well, we do actually. We try and we try to “create ourselves anew” pretty constantly. But Lent reveals to us the opposite - it’s futile and even destructive. Empty yourself and let God create you anew. He wants to. He’ll do a better job than you would. Promise.

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