United Church of Christ

Devotional Subject: Ash Wednesday

Jennifer Brownell

"Would you like to receive ashes today?"  We asked one person after another.


Richard L. Floyd

The ashes of Ash Wednesday remind us of our mortality; the one prerequisite for resurrection is death, something we will all face in time.


Kenneth L. Samuel

On this Ash Wednesday we are mindful of the ashes from which we were created. Amen.


Let this day, this Ash Wednesday, be a day for fewer words all day long. Let it be a day for some stillness, for paying quiet attention to mystery, to beauty, to the sacred.