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Are your ashes still showing?

February 19, 2015

As we enter another Lent and pass through another Ash Wednesday I revisited this post I wrote last year on Ash Wednesday 2014. Wishing you much peace, serenity and growth through the next 40 days.

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Just one week ago many of us were hurrying to meet an unrequired personally pressured obligation to have our pastor smash dirt on our foreheads, and than many proudly wore those markings throughout their entire day. 




Why do we feel the need to display our faith with ashes on our forehead, fish on our cars, crosses around our necks, or framed art on our walls of an amazingly good looking man with well kept locks and facial hair?


Does it make us better people?




Last week I missed the first service I wanted to attend and was tempted to just continue on with my workday blowing off the self-instilled obligation to have never missed an Ash Wednesday Service.  However, I attended the next service at one of the “other” Catholic churches in Lemont (one could attend a service practically every half…

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