And this is not something we want to hear. It means that we, too, are responsible for our communal sins, even if we as individuals haven’t committed them.
But unfortunately, today is Ash Wednesday, a day that reminds us that not only are we literally dust of the ground, fated to return to that same dust when we die, but in the grand scheme of things we are less than a speck of dust compared to the universe.
Ash Wednesday Preached at Faith Lutheran Church, Three Lakes, WI. Joel 2:1-2, 12-17 Psalm 51:1-17 2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10 Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21 This afternoon, I had a visit from Pastor Gary Gilbert from the Union Congregational United Church of Christ. He had been asked to deliver some materials to me, and after introducing myself, I invited … Continue reading Sermon–March 5, 2014–Ash Wednesday