Ash Wednesday

“What we call the beginning is often the end, And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from.” — from The Little Gidding by T.S. Elliott

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On March 11, 2011, my father died. It was a Friday, not a Wednesday. He would be buried on Sunday. Thomas Merton, a Trappist monk, wrote that the ashes of Ash Wednesday are properly thought of as Christ’s victory over death. Ashes as victory. My father’s death did not feel…

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Jason B. Hobbs LCSW, M.Div

clinical social worker, spiritual director, author, husband, father, son, runner in Georgia, co-author of When Anxiety Strikes from Kregel Publications.