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Ash Wednesday Thumb

Submitted by Bethany on Wed, 03/01/2017 - 18:52

Today is Ash Wednesday, which is one of my favorite days of the liturgical year.  "Remember you are dust, and to dust you shall return."  It's a sobering reminder of a truth we tend to spend the rest of the day avoiding.  I found both last year and this year, that it means even more to me at Friendship Haven.  A reminder of death seems even more poignant when placed on the head of a 103 year old woman. 

I didn't want to take a selfie with my ashed forehead, but I couldn't resist a picture of my thumb after ashing 100 people. 

Ash Wednesday thumb


May this be the start to a blessed Lenten season. 

XOXO, Bethany