In Preparation…for Ash Wednesday 2018

Today is Ash Wednesday. Today is the beginning of Lent. We don’t come together for the imposition of Ashes in order to show off our piety (that we go to church, pray, etc… all good things, but a problem when we put our hope in how well we do those things or how much we can get people to realize we do them). Instead, we come together, today, in order to hear that death looms over us on account of sin, but that Christ has conquered sin and death upon the cross. Continue reading