What’s up with the ashes?

Lent begins tomorrow with Ash Wednesday. Why the ashes?

Traditionally, ashes have been a symbol of repentance and humility. They remind us that we are sinners, but we are joyfully confident in God’s great mercy and His capacity to transform us into someone better. As we receive the ashes, the priest or deacon says “Repent and believe in the Gospel” (Mark 1:15).

The ashes also remind us that we’ll die someday (“You are dust, and to dust you shall return”, Gen 3:19). We must not waste our life, but should spend it serving God and others.

The use of ashes on Ash Wednesday is a beautiful tradition dating back more than 1,000 years.  Go get your ashes tomorrow!

One thought on “What’s up with the ashes?

  1. So-called “neutral” Secular Democratic Canada,and Western Civilization is perverting school children using adult school teachers and homosexual activists etc.,as so-called Politically Correct human rights.

    Why don’t our so-called Priests and scholars instruct the people politically to take back their democracies, as they did when students started every school morning with The Lord’s Prayer led by their school teachers in Democratic Christian Canada, and Western Civilization until the mid-1960’s?

    Do they still believe Secular Democratic Western Civilization is neutral as it claims?Only double minded Secular Catholic and Protestant Priests,Bishops,Scholars and their followers are not persecuted,and employed by Secular Businesses with few exceptions.In Islamic and so-called “neutral”Secular Democratic Countries real Christians are persecuted,and Children educated into the tenets of Paganism using adult school teachers etc.Stop perverting the children!When sodomy etc., is legal in your democratic so-called neutral Secular countries,and then become human rights what does that say about you!Leave the kids alone,and let them come to Jesus!I first got to know Him through my Grandfather and school teachers who led us in The Lord’s Prayer,and taught us to date,court and wait until faithful marriage to have sex with our wife.This way our children will have a strong foundation.

    When the majority, no fault divorces etc.,as a matter of fact,as so-called human rights their children suffer the most, and are easily exploited,in order for them to eat.You are responsible for Paganizing Western Civilization,because this all did not occur in a political or legal vacuum,but before your so-called “neutral” Secular Democratic eyes.We have to politically take back our democracies,because our children are depending on us.We have been shown the way by our good educators,when they spent their own time,and money to inform concerned parents and voting citizens across Canada to pressure Parliament to pass a Bill into Law in 2008 raising the age of sex consent,that had made Canada a legal destination for Sex trafficking Predators, and Pedophiles,as human rights by Parliaments and The Supreme Court Of Canada’s rotten 2005 decisions.Will you ever learn Secular so-called neutral Democratic Canadians?

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