Messy and connected


“If I don’t know how to connect in my mess, I miss a lot of loving. “ It is an odd moment to be a favorite. But it’s mine. My favorite liturgical moment of the church year happens today, Ash Wednesday, in the middle of the service. It is the moment when I exchange the peace of Christ with my neighbors in the midst of ashes on my head and theirs. It is an experience somewhat foreign to me: connection in the middle of mess. For most of my life, I lived in the context of a … [Read more...]