Skip to comments.Ash Wednesday: Turn Away From Sin and Turn Toward the Lord
Posted on 03/04/2014 7:31:11 PM PST by NKP_Vet
Now, it is time to be signed with ashes. Ash Wednesday Invites Us one again to turn away from Sin and be Faithful to the Gospel - in order to turn toward the Freedom of the sons and daughters of God.
Every Lent is also a reminder to us of our own mortality. \"Remember you are dust and to dust you will return\" is a time for us to pause and reflect. In an age drunk on self worship, a reminder of the brevity of our days should draw us to our knees. From that posture of prayer and penitence we can look up at the Cross which bridges heaven and earth. There at the altar of the New World, Christ became our Paschal Sacrifice. There we can climb into His wounded side and find the healing, forgiveness and new life for which we long.
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