wasted away

Ash Wednesday Provocation (day 1 of Lent)

Word for DAY 1 (Ash Wednesday) of Lent: WASTED AWAY.

This phrase comes from Psalm 32: 1-5, from the Narrative Lectionary associated with the first day of Lent. Throughout Lent, we will post words from each week’s scripture and music videos that address the themes raised by those phrases (lifted from the context of the Biblical passage).

Below we share two videos that connect to the idea of WASTED AWAY. They both struggle with the value of human life, and measure it differently.

The words and images in this first country music video by military veteran Graham Trude are especially heavy and could be triggering, as they grapple with suicidality, so please **proceed with caution**. The lyrics and images also convey the truth of deep trauma and pain, and are searingly honest.

How would you respond to hearing someone in such pain?

Here is a second music video also called Wasted Away, featuring the work of rap artist Tinn Mann.

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