Ash Wednesday is the day marking the beginning of Lent. A cross is drawn on the foreheads of the members of the congregation and the words: “For dust you are and to dust you shall return” are recited. I know it doesn’t sound all that cheerful but the point is that we are mortal, we all experience the pain and brokenness of this fallen world and life just simply isn’t always wonderful. Ash Wednesday gives us the opportunity to our acknowledge our need for Jesus. Ash Wednesday is an invitation to humlity, and an invitation to repentance (acknolwedging we need Jesus and turning from our own ways to follow him). Come along and begin Lent with this special time of coming to Jesus for forgivness and hope.