We know that it's important to wipe it off before we continue our day's journey, but those of us in the know can often see the greyish remains of the ceremony.
Thomas Merton reminded me this morning:
All self denial that is not entirely suspended from his (Jesus')
promise is something less than Christian
Thoughts in Solitude p. 29
It's a good reminder to not play games with this sort of stuff, I mean what's the point?