Episcopal churches and institutions are preparing to mark Blessed Absalom Jones’ pioneering life as an abolitionist and the first African American ordained an Episcopal priest.
This week David is joined by Charlette and our very special guest The Rt. Rev. Dr. Susan Brown Snook, Bishop diocesan of the Episcopal Diocese of San Diego.
“I am not just burning my mask however. I am using that as a symbol of transformation, a way to remind myself and those around me that the journey of Lent is preparing us for the beauty of Easter Sunday. So how will I accomplish this? This year, by creating artwork from the ashes.”
“The realm of emotion is also a place of fickleness. Sometimes I feel God’s presence there and sometimes I have only ashes in my heart. I can feel a deep joy in a melody, the winging of a goose over the rooftops, the prisms in a snowflake. But just as quickly I can be crushed by loss, fear or illness.”