Ashes to Go is a new take on an ancient tradition of the church that marks the start of the season of Lent. Lent is the 40 days before Easter during which people in the early church prepared for baptism and forgiveness, kind of a spring cleaning for the soul.
Lent starts with Ash Wednesday, a day when Christians remember, as God tells Adam in Genesis, that we are dust and to dust we shall return. Around the world tomorrow, Christians will attend church and be marked on the forehead with ashes, usually in the shape of a cross to mark the start of Lent.
If you won’t make it to church this Wednesday or are looking for a timeout, a moment of prayer, stop by Wednesday morning.