(Photo: Albert Goedkoop)
so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him;
for he knows how we are formed,
he remembers that we are dust dust dust
From Ash Wednesday to Easter and beyond
that you are made of dust
and you will return to dust.
that we are made in the image of God –
male and female,
old and young,
white and all persons of color
and people with attention deficit disorder.
It’s a strange and confusing combination,
and this freedom to love
and to be selfish
and to be afraid
and to know hope
I don’t need to know all the answers,
but I’d appreciate help remembering
that the Cross and the Resurrection
add a new dimension
and a new promise.
I remember this:
When we “Do this” in remembrance of Him
and God’s image
and my history
led by His hand into life.
It’s a strange business,
this combining of
by William Maxwell. Posted on www.inthecourtyard.com
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