THE Ashes to Life celebration in Brisbane on Ash Wednesday was a significant reminder of the common thread that links all Christians.
It would have been hard to walk away from the event without feeling spiritually uplifted.
Marching through the streets of Brisbane on a rainy night in the middle of the week is not most people’s idea of enjoyment, yet thousands turned out to fly their Christian colours.
The noisy pubs along the march route fell silent as drinkers peered out to see what all the fuss was about, and cars came to a halt as police diverted traffic.
The march was a powerful display of Christian strength.
At the River Stage, the various Christian traditions intermingled, and for one night, there were no divisions of faith.
The Holy Spirit was clearly present. May there be many more opportunities for Christian togetherness.