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Ashes to ashes

Ash Wednesday. Time to remember our weakness, our mortality, and the thousand ways in which we fail to embody the love of God. Time for humility, in other words. Not grovelling, not a big show of penitence, but a quiet, sober awareness that we are far from perfect, far from the finished article.

Sound a bit grim? Far from it - I think there is joy to be found, especially through Lent, in clearing out our cluttered hearts and making room for God.

From the Prayer of Manasseh, this beautiful verse:

"And now, I bend the knee of my heart before you, and implore your kindness upon me."

 

 

 

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