A Reading for Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday

Based on Joel 2: 1-2, 12-17


One-What does God ask of us?

All-God wants us to turn back to the One who created us and who loves us.


One-How do we turn back to God?

All-We let our hearts break for the things that break God’s heart. We admit our wrongdoing and are merciful to ourselves and each other.


One-How will God respond?

All-Our God will love us, forgive us, and offer us more opportunities to love and forgive ourselves and each other.


One-You know of God’s compassion and mercy. Now what will you do?

All-We will live as God’s forgiven children always seeking to forgive each other and ourselves.


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