(First, kudos to anyone who actually gets that movie reference... ;) )
Have you ever wondered whose idea it was to wear soot on our foreheads at the beginning of Lent? It's kind of strange, when you think about it... And our friends from other faith backgrounds might tell us so.
To many of us, we have just always attended Ash Wednesday Mass. Lent doesn't feel like Lent without it. As a matter of fact, Ash Wednesday is one of the most widely celebrated days in the Christian community, next to Christmas and Easter.
But WHAT'S THE BIG DEAL ABOUT ASH WEDNESDAY?
It may mean more than you think...