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.