The True Meaning of Ash Wednesday

22 February 2023

Sermon given by the Rev. Mark Galloway on Ash Wednesday (2/22/2023).

Jesus said, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free” (John 8:31). This is what Ash Wednesday is all about: telling the Truth to the LORD – having the courage to tell the LORD what he knows we really are. In doing so, we put down our masks, and come to the realization that Christ really and truly loves us.

Readings: Joel 2:1-2, 12-17; Psalm 103:8-14; 2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10; Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21

Ending songs: “He Knows My Name” and “Amazed” performed by  @NMPCMusic