Remember that you are dust

Catch sight of any smudged crosses on foreheads of fellow commuters or coffee shop patrons? On Ash Wednesday, we entered Lent with reflection. A poem by Lutheran pastor Keith Spencer may open your heart to the richness of this church season, “Now is the acceptable time!” Lines include: “…That we must all face our finitude despite the seeming greatness within our grasp, the dreamy potential of achievement, to make a name, to leave our mark, to acquire the prestige whereby others nod their heads in our direction and that our footfalls on this earth shall endure
despite the wind and rain and time that soften their impressions.  That our time has in aggregate meant something, to someone, somewhere….” Linger on the full text posted to the Living Lutheran blog.

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