On this day of repentance which begins the season of penance, it turns out to be quite appropriate that Ash Wednesday falls after a primary in which a lot of people are thinking about right and wrong, and so many are concerned with the state of the republic.
In Knox County today ought to be a day of beating of the breast for those public officials who were brought down to size by the people-sometimes we all need to be humbled. For Scott Moore, it was the realization that he has some things to make right with the people, and he couldn't do that from the position he was in.
Lent is a time for all of us (yes, dear detractors, liberals, etc., even me) to sit at the school of humility. The election merely brings to light, both on a local and a national level, that all of the things of this world are truly fleeting.