A daub of ash on the forehead

Why do people rush to embrace their mortality by inviting the church to smudge their foreheads with ash and dust. 

For the faithful and the questing, this act enables reflection on the inevitability of death, and further, rather than a thing of dread, the realisation that our mortality when integrated into the Christian journey and the Way of Jesus becomes a resource for spiritual depth and the new life anticipated at Easter. Stillness, prayer, reflection leads to the wider appreciation of how a seed dies and is buried in order to germinate, sprout and grow, yielding yet more fruit

Next Wednesday, March 5, 7.30 pm opens the joint 2014 Lenten Journey for the Church of Christ and Uniting Church at Wembley Downs.

2 responses to “A daub of ash on the forehead

  1. Thank you very to the Downs Church for everything you do for Khayelihle Children’s Village. May the good Lord bless you all in abundance.

  2. Thank you Thembe. We look forward to seeing you again very soon.

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