Get your Ash in Church or Get it to go
Ash Wednesday an Ancient tradition with a twist
"I invite you, therefore, in the name of the Church, to the observance of a holy Lent, by self-examination and repentance; by prayer, fasting, and self-denial; and by reading and meditating on God's holy Word."
Lent is a season of invitation. It's a season where we are all invited to examine our lives, make changes, and draw once again close to God. For centuries people of faith have marked this season by receiving the sign of a cross of ash. The ash cross is a reminder that we were made out of dust and to dust shall we return. It sounds somber, but is really a reminder and a call to return to where we started. It reminds us that all that we are, all that we have, all that we will be is of God. Lent reminds us to repent from our brokenness and sin and return to the purity of that amazing creation that God saw when he scooped us up and formed us in the beginning of time.
People have complicated lives. Ashes to Go is an attempt to invite people to return to the Church and to God