Today is ash wednesday, when older traditions generally choose to mark themselves with ashes to represent the dust from whence they came and to which they are going. In other words, to prepare for Easter, the Christian calendar focuses on our sinfulness for 40 days through prayer and fasting.
Some Christians are opposed to such a morose view of the world and humanity. But many of us just don't get it.
We reflect on our sinfulness so that we can accept God's grace.
19 hours ago