Rich on Faith and Life
Thursday, March 10, 2011
I led my first Ash Wednesday service yesterday evening. To be honest, I did not look forward to doing it.
I'm not sure why.
It could've been the fear of the unknown. I had never done the imposition of the ashes.
It could've been the more liturgical nature of the service. I probably go too far on the side of "non liturgical" than I do "too liturgical."
It could've been the theological implications of self-examination and confession. Who likes to do that? It's absolutely necessary, but often scary and painful.
Whatever reason for not wanting to do it, it ended being a very powerful experience for me and I think for those who attended.
I am so thankful that God is a master at turning something we often don't want to do into an experience that draws us closer to Him.
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