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Speaking to the Soul: The Smudge

“Um, excuse me, but you have a smudge of dirt on your forehead.”


I was thinking about this on Ash Wednesday, and wondering how I could respond if someone mentioned it. A lot of thoughts came to mind, such as, “Thank you, I must’ve forgotten to wipe it off,” or “I’ve been to church because it’s Ash Wednesday.” It occurred to me that neither of these were particularly useful or even an invitation to open a dialogue and help somebody learn something.


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