Ash Wednesday “We’re Only Human”

Ash Wednesday “We’re Only Human”

Scripture Reading: A psalm of David. When the prophet Nathan came to him after David had committed adultery with Bathsheba.

We’re only human. This reminder that “we are only human” couldn’t be more appropriate as we begin another season of Lent. It is the essence of our worship tonight. We’re only human. The phrase we often say as a lame excuse for our actions. We’re only human. When we pray prayers of confession we are acknowledging our sinful nature, or should I say, our human nature to fall short, or our failure to hit the mark, metaphorically speaking. We’re only human. Nothing to be ashamed of despite some of the shameful things that we do or say. In short, to recognize that we are less than perfect. We’re only human. With its flipside, the resolve to try and do better. The human ability to make things right when things go wrong, or when we fail to hit the mark. With the help of God and a heaping portion of God’s grace, we turn things around and begin anew.