Left In the Dust
I attended a very humbling church service this evening. Placing ashes upon my forehead non-verbally tells the world that I know I am a sinner. My unGodly free-will life choices make these ashes black and unappealing. I willfully walked forward, and personally moved my hair aside, to receive the mark of the cross to begin my 40-day Lenten journey.
I am a sinner and I deserve death.
By the sweat of your brow you will eat your food until you return to the ground,
since from it you were taken; for dust you are and to dust you will return.”