Ashes

Ashes by Gary W. Charles Ashes Look like an unholy smudge these holy ashes, something Catholics do Episcopalians too but Presbyterians shy away from such display. Ashes From last year’s palm fronds burned and safely stored out of sight and out of mind are pulled out for use this day. Ashes Mark foreheads whose wrinkles foreshadow a lessening of days … Read More

Transfiguration/Transformation

Mark 9:2-10 Introduction This story from Mark has a dreamlike quality to it. There is a surreal element to it, and not everything that happens makes sense. Jesus and his closest three followers, Peter, James, and John, go up a high mountain to get away. Nothing unusual about that, but then suddenly Jesus is transfigured, changed. His clothes become a … Read More