“The Seaside Priest” by Marshall Ramsey – an Ash Wednesday story

 

How_to_draw_Miss-copyI have always enjoyed Marshall Ramsey’s contributions to the Clarion-Ledger, the newspaper in Jackson, MS.  He is a gifted cartoonist, and, a wonderful writer.

Yesterday, I was fortunate to read his short story, “The Seaside Priest.”  It’s a poignant reminder of what Ash Wednesday – and Christian faith and forgiveness – is about.

Click here to read the story.

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A Daily Lenten Reflection

Therefore, we proclaim the mystery of faith:

Christ has died.

Christ is risen.

Christ will come again.

He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together. And he is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent. For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross.     Colossians 1:15-20 ESV

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