Next Wednesday begins Lent. I love Ash Wednesday! People come to Mass in large numbers and receive a public sign of their faith – the sign of the cross traced on the forehead with ashes. It is a smudge that most people understand or at least ask about. The ashes on our forehead call for the interior conversion from sin and proclaim an exterior proclamation that as Catholics we need God and desire conversion.
This act of humility also is accompanied […]