Holy Saturday gives us the opportunity to ponder what life will be like after our Lenten reflections. It’s the day after the commemoration of Jesus’ horrific death. As with any personal loss or tragedy, there is a time for grief and lamentation. The only way out is to hope for better things to come.
Our reflections on Jesus’ temptations and his responses should lead us to acknowledge that the fulfilment of our human needs is a legitimate pursuit, but not at the expense of others. The best way to do this is to be advocates and active participants in the quest for social justice.
Almighty God, from the dust of the earth You have created us. May these ashes be for us a sign of our mortality and our penitence And a reminder that only by Your gracious gift Are we given eternal life Through Jesus Christ our Saviour. Amen Accomplish in us O God, The work ofContinue reading “A Prayer for Ash Wednesday”