Happy Valentine’s Day!
Ash Wednesday was yesterday. There was a church service in the evening. I stayed at school until the service started. I got a little organization done, but after a school day, I’m not good for much work.
The church service was nice. The pastor did something new. The imposition of ashes was at the beginning of the service. Towards the end was communion. As people came up to communion, they walked past the baptismal font. It had water in it and some napkins next to it. He invited people to wash their ashes off with baptismal water, symbolizing the washing of our sins. I thought it was a really cool idea.
I was going to copy what the pastor wrote about it in the bulletin, but I accidentally threw away the bulletin at school before I came home.
I was also going to post a picture of the font that I took before the service, but I accidentally deleted it.
So instead, here’s a picture that was still in my camera: it’s a malasada, which is a Portuguese donut-like thing that people eat on Fat Tuesday (and other days). A co-worker gave one to me on Tuesday. It was delicious.