Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Making every day significant is a challenge of living. Too often days just run together. We roll out of bed, work, eat, sleep, and then roll out of bed again. The joy of the sacred calendar is that it is a way of marking time. It is a mechanism where we can turn the daily cycle into something special. It is a way to make time sacred.

So Ash Wednesday is upon us. We are now starting the journey to Holy Week. This is the season of introspection; it is an opportunity to pause and remember our struggles and brokenness. It is an occasion when we recognize we are still a project in the making. And we offer that project back to the potter and ask God to continue to work on us.

Today is our third and final Quiet Day of the academic year. It is a delight to welcome the Bishop of Maryland, the Rt. Rev. Eugene Sutton. It is an honor to have him with us. After the opening meditation and imposition of ashes, we will descend into silence for the day. We will offer this day to God and let God use the day to work on our lives.

The Very Rev Ian Markham, Ph.D.
Dean and President