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Wednesday, March 01, 2006

The Rhythm Of This Day

Thanks to Trinity Lutheran for a wonderfull noon eucharist and imposition of the ashes service. I hope to make the wednesday service a new habit. I've never noticed the significance of the rhythm of words quite like I did today. As we gathered around Trinity's altar-in-the-round one of the presiding pastors imposed the ashes on our foreheads. He spoke the words "From ashes you have come, to ashes you shall return" (typical for ash wed) but it was said in a rhythm that stuck with me for hours. It was a chant really, that was at first distracting but quickly became a part of my own penitence.

I hope to take on this rhythm for the 40 days to come.