The #ashtag controversy. Apparently some priests, and others, are doing selfies after receiving the ashes on Ash Wednesday. Eh. I’m sure we could read into it, but likely most aren’t thinking more than trying to use the latest to show their devotion. No different than being told to proudly display the ashes through the day. Our family could typically only go at night, so it didn’t usually apply to us. But when we could go earlier, we did. And we kept the ashes for the world to see.
It’s nothing new. Nor is finding new creative to make the Faith relevant. In a world of Social Media, where more and more that is our cultural platform for communicating, I don’t see an issue. They’re just using technology to do what we’re told to do in the first place. Next thing we know, they’ll be taking advantage of indoor plumbing.