Lent: Lessons To Learn From Ash Wednesday

Published on YourTango on 2/22/12

Starting over on a goal is usually depressing but Ash Wednesday teaches us to celebrate instead!

“Remember that you are dust and to dust, you shall return.” This Biblical verse is one that many hear during an Ash Wednesdayservice, marking the beginning of Lent. It is commonly said as ashes are placed on their forehead. For those involved, this is a powerful reminder of our mortality and the need for both confession and repentance.

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