Remember you are dust…

Today we started the 40 days of the Lenten Season with the Catholic Tradition of Ash Wednesday. The Holy Father has enjoined all Christians and non-Christians to make Ash Wednesday as a day of prayer and fasting for our suffering Sisters and Brothers in Ukraine and World Peace. The ashes on our foreheads reminds us of our mortality … “Remember that you are dust, and unto dust you will return” and it is also a sign of our repentance of our sinfulness and the need for the love and mercy of God.