February 14 Edevotional

It is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of a 40 day journey of Lent in preparation for the celebration of Easter. It’s also Valentines Day, a celebration of love. My friend, colleague, and mentor, Rev. Bonnie Beckonchrist recently posted this on her Facebook page:
Folks are again preparing to start the season of Lent with the traditional words of Ash Wednesday …”remember you are dust and to dust you shall return.” Patrisse Khan-Cullors provides a helpful counter to this metaphor in the introduction to her recent memoir, “When They Call You a Terrorist: a black lives matter memoir. “
She references listening to astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson explain that the very atoms and molecules in our bodies arę traceable to the crucibles in the centers of stars that once upon a time exploded into gas clouds. And those gas clouds formed other stars and those stars possessed the divine-right mix of properties needed to create not only planets, including our own, but also people, including us. We arę stardust…” Now, doesn’t that change how you feel about Ash Wednesday?
And Valentine’s Day?
Blessings to you,
Pastor Sherrie
Please join us at the church for your ashes and prayers, any time between 3:30 and 6:00 today.
HAPPENINGS

IMPORTANT BUILDING NOTICE

The Industrial Door Company will be installing our new door on Monday, Feb. 19 and Tuesday, Feb 20.
All visitors and congregants will need to use the west door in the school wing of the building.
If you need any help getting into the building, please call the office before you come and Helayne will walk you in.
847-272-2442

 

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