Wednesday, February 17, 2010
There is a poem by T.S. Eliot called "Ash Wednesday." It is too long to copy here so try this instead:
My Heart is Ready
My heart is ready, Yes! My heart is ready!
like a desert I am parched. My soul of sand
soaks up the rain at once is dry again, and
the inner fount of life is rank and deadly.
In such abysmal straits, remind the self
that we are loved, for all our self-despair;
that Jesus Christ has sought us out, that care
will open up the inner streams of health.
God’s love is real and God’s affection never spent.
So, be watered, tended; be refreshed, this Lent.
[Year B - Ash Wednesday]
Archdeacon Harold Macdonald