Lent begins with ashes - on one level a reminder of the way our best intentions
sometimes flame out with little to show for them. A reminder that we aren't God
- that we are limited beings who need one another, that we have a beginning and
an end: "All of us go down to the dust, but even at the grave we make our song.
Chuck Sigars is currently an elder at St. Andrew and a newspaper columnist and author.