Every year on Ash Wednesday, Christians around the globe receive a smudge or cross of ashes on their foreheads and are reminded they are dust and unto dust they shall return. It is a reminder that the things of this world are passing and that our destination in life is union with the God who made each of us.
A Look at Lent
Yesterday was Ash Wednesday, the first day of the Lenten season. For Catholics around the world, Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of 40 days of earnest prayer, sincere self-reflection, and an intense focus on Christ.