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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Daily Spiritual Thought or Quote of the Day - 2/22/2012

Why do we wear ashes on Ash Wednesday?
Many people, including Catholics themselves, have no idea why we walk around on Ash Wednesday with dirty black smudges on our foreheads. First, it’s not a smudge. It’s supposed to be a cross drawn with ash. However, some of the people administering the ashes are a little better artists than others. Either way, it gets the job done. Second, the ashes represent our mortality and are an outward sign of our sinfulness. But why would anyone want to be reminded of this?
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