Ashes for Just Such a Time As This

For just such a time as this, we were made.

In the image of God,
loving, grace-giving, and wise,
we are created to be the hands,
hearts, and feet of divinity.

We gather on this Ash Wednesday,
   not because we must,
      not to puff ourselves up,
   but to start out on the trail
      leading to the resurrection. 

We commit to learning
   to live faithfully,
      embracing the royal divinity
           within each of us.

Tim is a runner, a hiker, a devoted husband, a father of two adult children, and their spouses, and a grandfather of four perfect children. A former early childhood educator, Tim is an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). He has served as pastor of both Disciples and United Church of Christ congregations. As we enter what we hope is the final phase of the pandemic, Tim is beginning a journey of rediscovering himself and discerning next steps. He writes from his home in Albany, Oregon and wherever the Spirit lures him.

Posted in Ash Wednesday, Call to Worship, Days of the Church, Esther, Esther 4:1-17, Esther 4:14-17

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