Ash Wednesday To Begin Our Lenten Observance
February 14, 2018
Today we remember that we all are part of the natural cycle. We may hear "Remember you are dust and unto dust you shall return," as the ashes are imposed on our foreheads.
The green, fresh, joyful palms of celebration on Palm Sunday have withered and been burned, nothing left but ash.
We also remember that we have been baptized into an eternal cycle of life with Christ through his birth, death and resurrection. A supernatural cycle which supervenes the temporal one.
Let us resolve to observe this Lenten season with prayer, fasting and almsgiving to grow closer to Jesus who is our Hope.