Followers

25 February 2009

Wordful Wednesday





We rise again from ashes,
from the good we've failed to do.
We rise again from ashes,
to create ourselves anew.
If all our world is ashes,
then must our lives be true,
An offering of ashes,
An offering to You.




We offer You our failures,
we offer You attempts;
The gifts not fully given,
the dreams not fully dreamt.
Give our stumblings direction,
give our visions wider view,
An offering of ashes,
An offering to You.




Then rise again from ashes,
let healing come to pain;
Though spring has turned to winter,
and sunshine turned to rain.
The rain we'll use for growing,
and create the world anew,
From an offering of ashes,
An offering to You.




Thanks be to the Father,
who made us like Himself.
... Thanks be to His Son,
who saved us by His death.
... Thanks be to the Spirit,
who creates the world anew,
From an offering of ashes,
An offering to You.

5 comments:

Laura ~Peach~ said...

oh wow love that anon comment... NOT.
I always wondered about the meaning behind the ashes... I like that ... HUGS

Alice said...

Thanks for sharing, Ness. Hoping this Ash Wednesday is beautiful for you.

jojo said...

Amen and God Bless...

Mary Lee said...

OMG I didn't realize THIS Wednesday, as in TODAY is Ash Wednesday. How can I be such a bad Catholic????? I truly loved the poem.

kim-d said...

It must be going around our little part of the world because I didn't realize it was Ash Wednesday, either, until it was Ash Wednesday night. Time has a way of escaping me sometimes.

That poem is beautiful; thank you for sharing.