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February 13, 2013 Ash Wednesday

Readings for Ash Wednesday

What is springing out for you in these familiar annual readings?

I always find Ash Wednesday a very comforting service. I appreciate the quiet and the devotion of worshipping with anyone who will come mid week. I am also thankful for the moment, after I receive my ashes, remembering I am but dust, when I look at others and know that they are remembering the same. It is encouraging to start our Lenten journey together, because Lent can easily become a very singular season. We each take on our own discipline, and so pray through our own struggles with it. Ash Wednesday is a time for us to be sacrificial and humble in community.

For our ancestors, fasting was a communal celebration. There were ways for people to uphold and encourage one another. How will we encourage one another in our Lenten fasts and disciplines?

Dawn Leger

About Dawn Leger

I am a priest in the Diocese of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, having served in Stouffville, Ontario. I think preaching is a profound and great privilege granted to us by God and our Church. I love the reading, the writing, the proclaiming, the dissecting and the dialogue. I also love to cook, sing, read and laugh, in no particular order.
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