Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Marked









I receive the ashes that label me as His child, His own.

The dust flakes down into my eyes, flirting with my lashes and
blurring my vision of worldly things, reminding me that the
spiritual realm can often contain that which is dirty, dusty and dark.

I let the ash that marks me settle deep within my soul,
allowing it to mingle with the sorrow and joy that God's love
has carefully placed within my life.

The sorrow and joy churn the dark ashes,
using their holiness to create something pure,
preparing them for their presentation to the Lord in Heaven.

I am marked as His own and will carry that mark
from my forehead to my soul
beyond this season of Lent and into forever.

7 comments:

  1. Thank you for visiting my Blog and commenting there Anne. You have helped a charity. Thanx.

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    God bless.

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  2. That's just one of the best reflections on the meaning of ashes on Ash Wednesday I have heard.

    I'll be sending some friends this way.

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  3. Anne,
    This gives so much depth to the meaning of this day. Thanks and God Bless! Glad you liked the Archbp. Dolan/Fr Barron video.

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  4. Anne,
    I know I say this all the time but it bears repeating...that was stunning! Saintos and I are in complete agreement on this one, that was the best poem and reflection on Ash Wednesday that I have ever read.

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  5. That was beautiful. Have a blessed Lent.

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  6. I'm going to echo everyone else here - that was beautiful. God Bless.

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  7. I am marked as His own and will carry that mark from my forehead to my soul
    beyond this season of Lent and into forever... I will carry this thought with me all during Lent. It is so beautiful!

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