Ash Wednesday, Confession, death, Lent, new creation, reconciliation, salvation, spiritual wholeness
dry as parched wilderness
symbol that we too shall perish
Dust to dust
ashes to ashes
each of us makes our humble return
back to the habitat of our origins
All that is false is allowed to die –
ego-driven agendas –
dead on the ash heap of confession
Only then is there a new beginning
a turning toward wholeness
a desiring for God
Finally in the fullness of time
the desert blooms again
life triumphing over death.
Words (c) Mark Lloyd Richardson, 2015
Wow! From the thoughtful picture to the sensitive words….a wonderful description of the Ash Wednesday to Easter experience. Thank you.
mark lloyd richardson said:
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Wonderful description of the Lenten part of our spiritual journey, the seed dying so that it can be reborn….
I love the desert blooming visual for Easter.