The Significance of Ash Wednesday

They may just be ashes, but Fr. Mike points out that what they represent goes far beyond mere dust of the earth. With a simple cross on the forehead, we are recognizing that we are far from perfect, but that God loves and redeems us—not despite our brokenness, but in the midst of it. If you want to start off your Lent with a reminder of Ash Wednesday’s deeper meaning, listen to Fr. Mike’s heartfelt words in this video.

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1 Comment

  1. Thank you, Father Mike!
    Keep up the good work.
    I always enjoy your sincerity and energy. Your love of our faith is contagious 🙂

    In this Ash Wednesday podcast I especially love what you said: When you receive the ashes signed on your forehead, think one word: “Mine” (That God claims us. That I am God’s. That the ashes signed on me is God saying: “You are mine”.)

    I think that’s exactly how I always experienced it. Yet, I never would have been able to express it like that. I’m so glad you found the words, and so you can inspire others ❤


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