Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday gets it's name from the practice of placing ashes on the foreheads of the faithful as a sign of repentance and turning away from sin. Ash Wednesday is the beginning of Lent, the cross is an outward sign of our repentance for our sins.

May you be reminded of what God has brought you through and continue to turn away from sin~

I found this online:

Jesus called on God for help to bring him through difficulties in the dessert. Ash Wednesday is designed to remind believers that they, too, are vulnerable and need God's help. Believers wear ashes on their foreheads to remind themselves of their mortality as they journey into the Lenten season.

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