Ash Wednesday psychology Ash Wednesday

Being Human is Not a Solo Sport

a lot in her own life. She is a worldmaker – known for her wholehearted helping of others. Yet, I was deeply struck by her thoughtfulness and generosity as she rose above her own troubles to celebrate with me.

Tears of gratitude.The following day, I was surprised by an inspiration to attend Ash Wednesday services. Off I went to a church that made me feel safe with its pandemic precautions.

It happened at the “Sign of Peace”. Traditionally a nice exchange of handshakes with others standing nearby, I watched as mask wearing people showered their love across and around the church, bringing it to life through their eyes, peace signs, waves…  and palpable longing to be together.

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