Ashes are an ancient sign of penitence. From the Middle Ages it became the custom to begin Lent by being marked in ash with the sign of the cross. The reminder that we are dust turns our attention to the creative power of God, and God’s ability to heal the brokeness in our lives when we offer that brokeness to God. That turning to God is the work of Lent, preparation for the celebration of Easter.
We’re offering ashes in the Union today, because the reminder of need, humility, and healing shouldn’t be confined to a church building. The ashes we receive are to remind us throughout the day of our need for God and of God’s call to us.
This event is sponsored by the Canterbury Campus Ministry.
For additional information regarding this event or the Canterbury Campus Ministry, contact Jondelyn Catlette at 662-822-4657.