Ash Wednesday

“Remember man you are dust, and to dust you will return.”

For those unfamiliar with Ash Wednesday, this phrase is what the priest says when he places ashes on your forehead during the Ash Wednesday service. This phrase is not exactly affirming and I doubt you will hear it come from a self-help guru on Oprah, but it is true.

Ash Wednesday injects a little reality into our heads as we begin the penitential season of Lent.