The Christ of God beyond all bounds and bonds shines in their faces. He breaks through the pain in their eyes as they come for ashes. What does any one of us seek on Ash Wednesday? We want to find our lives anew; to believe the good news that God will not stop loving us, will never cease sending us to be his hands, his eyes, his heart. They come, and clearly Christ lives in them. Pushed to the edge of society’s awareness, they stand with one another bravely, hardly realizing they are his sign already.