As I hold this plate of ashes and oil.
“Embrace your frailty and put your hope in Jesus,” I say as I slowly mark a cross
From the plate of ashes and oil.
'…a crown of beauty…the oil of joy'
I find it so interesting that Webster’s Dictionary defines a cliché as “[a phrase or expression] that has become overly familiar or commonplace” to the extent that it has lost its originality and/or effectiveness. It’s interesting because lately some of the greatest clichés to me have ceased to become soundbites or word-candy and have simply become Truths.