The Good News of Ash Wednesday

The Good News of Ash Wednesday February 18, 2015

Today marks the beginning of Lent in the liturgical calendar that my church and many others follow. I would like to invite each of my readers to visit my old website and read a reflection that I wrote about Ash Wednesday last year. Ash Wednesday can be a somewhat grim day in the church calendar, but knowing God as Creator can also open it up as a profoundly hopeful day.

Here is my post.

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