During the Lenten season, staff and church leaders will share a daily devotional. Please join us on the journey.
Do not blow a horn before you, as the hypocrites do in synagogues and in the streets to win the praise of others. Matthew 6:2
A Reflection on Ash Wednesday
Sally Katz – Preschool Director
On Ash Wednesday we are called to pray in secret, fast in secret, and to give in secret. These are not to be for public show. I often ask myself this time of year “Why receive ashes? Why show an obvious outward sign, ashes in the shape of a cross on our foreheads that we are observing this day of fast and prayer?”
Ash Wednesday is the beginning of a communal and personal conversion. All of us who receive ashes show a communal sign of togetherness; taking a look at our lives with one another in relation to our global community. Personally, I am called to take a good, hard look at my own life and relationships. This Lenten season calls us to evaluate, reflect, and act on both; communal and individual conversion.
Prayer: Open my eyes, Lord, to both the communal and personal conversion you invite me to this Lent.