Ashes To Go

Ashes to ashes.
Dust to dust.
“Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.”

Jesus was in the world
With God’s people—
On the streets
In their homes
At their tables
Radically present in the ordinary.

The Church of Jesus Christ built four walls.
For the faithful, the questioning, the doubter, the sinner, the saint.
But four walls nonetheless.
Walls inevitably separate, they just do.

So we go beyond the church walls—
out to Main Street.
To offer a sign of Jesus’ suffering and victory.
To remember that we are named and claimed by a God who loves us.
And life is fleeting.
And a gift.
“Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.”

-Rev. Lauren Lorincz
February 15, 2018
Ashes To Go–Colchester, Connecticut