Feb 17, 2010

Ashes, Ashes, We all fall down.

"Devotions for Lent: Ash Wednesday

"Ash Wednesday is the beginning of the season of Lent. This is the day when Roman Catholics traditionally apply an ashen cross on their foreheads. Marking with ash is a symbolic reminder that we come from the dust and that so much of what we do, and are, will return to dust one day.

"You may choose to use some ashes as a symbol as you read the following scripture passages. You may use the ashes to make a cross on your forehead, or merely hold some in your hands to get a feel for it. Lent is about remembering why Jesus died. He died because we think and do evil things. These things anger God, and such evil is destined to be reduced to ash one day." [READ MORE]

Christ of St John of the Cross
Salvador Dali

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