Ashes and Dust

 We put ashes on our heads to



 Remind us of all those around the world who mourn and suffer.

 Remind us that we are all broken. We have been hurt by others. We have hurt others. We need to tell the truth about this to ourselves and to God.

 Remind us that one day each of us will die.

 Remind us that God loves all people and that God forgives us in our un-love so that we can life in freedom and wholeness for each other.

 Remind us that in the midst of mortal and broken life we are still called, named, claimed and loved as children of God.

 Remind us that Christ is God’s expression of solidarity with us through all of life and death beyond.

Remember you are dust and to dust you shall return.

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Written by Pam Larabee-Zierath


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