Works Cited:

Jan Richardson’s Blessing, “Blessing the Dust,” is published in her book, A Circle of Grace: A Book of Blessings for the Seasons, can also be found online here.

The Rev. Lori Ensign is the wonderful minister and designer and facilitator of the broken pot workshop, which she shared with me in the winter of 2015 in Salem, Oregon.

Here’s a link to information shared by the Maine Council of Churches about the stance each of these eight denominations has taken against gun violence and for gun law reform.

And Ben Moreau is the artist who made the glass cup, which we shattered during our Children’s Time today and whose pieces we will use throughout Lent to talk about what to do when things fall apart. Here are two photos of his art pre-smashing:

Above, see the glass under fluorescent light. Below, under incandescent warm light.