I hadn't thought about it being closed to Easter in a while. I haven't mused on the last few weeks of Christ's life in a long time. Why should it come to my memory? What would bring me to think about it? I might read about it in devotions (that too-small time I cut out for study/meditiation/not-enough-prayer each morning), but not likely since I'm not in the Gospels. Another disciple might bring it to my attention if they happened to be watching the calendar.
As it was, there were two ladies at the coffee shop with something on their forheads. Didn't see what it was. Then a business man walked by, said "hello" to the ladies and then said "Must be Ash Wednesday" and wandered of.
Mr. Business took notice of Christ's last days based on the smudge of smoke-grime on the forheads of these ladies. Did he think about Christ? Did they? I don't know, but it's made me stop to think about why I hadn't been.
What do I do to keep Christ before me? Do I ponder his life based on the day of the year? It would be better than my stumbling along as I am now, thinking about things at random, not pursuing a diligent, disciplined thirst-answer-search, just wandering.Posted by TheIdeaMan at February 9, 2005 07:52 AM | TrackBack