Wednesday, February 21, 2007

a time of dryness

dry creek bed

a dry creek bed

it is ash wednesday and we observe it with sadness to be so far from our family of faith. lent, holy week and easter are particularly meaningful for our community in lexington - a time of waiting, repenting, celebrating, and journeying together. but we are here with gratitude for this very special season in our lives.

we were moved and inspired by this passage, one of the ash wednesday verses, from 2nd corinthians 6:4-10

" servants of god we commend ourselves in every way: in great endurance; in troubles, hardships and distresses; in beatings, imprisionments and riots; in hard work, sleepless nights and hunger; in purity, understanding, patience and kindness; in the holy spirit and in sincere love; in truthful speech and in the power of god; with weapons of righteousness in the right hand and in the left; through glory and dishonor, bad report and good report; genuine, yet regarded as imposters; known, yet regarded as unknown; dying , and yet we live on; beaten, and yet not killed; sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; poor, yet making many rich; having nothing, and yet possessing everything."


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