Ash Wednesday –
Today we begin the season of Lent as we recall the forty days that Jesus spent in the wilderness. In preparation for the Easter feast we observe this season with repentance and meditation on our sins, marking them today with ashes on our heads. These ashes are made of the burned palms from last Palm Sunday, and remind us of our fickleness as we first acclaim Jesus as King, then act against his commands.
“Remember that thou art dust, and to dust thou shalt return.” ~Genesis 3:19