Ash Wednesday has been observed by Christians for more than ten centuries. It occurs at the start of lent, the stretch of six week just prior to Easter. It is meant to be a time of repentance and reflection. But it is not a bleak, gloomy day. It is emblematic of what is to come as it points to and prepares us for Good Friday and Easter.
Ash Wednesday isn’t merely a Catholic holy day. It is something that can be acknowledged by all believers in Christ. My family and I used the day to think about what we are truly thankful for, what we have taken for granted, and how we can improve in our daily walk with God as well as our walk with each other. I hope you take the time to do likewise. You’ll be blessed for it.