The Ash Wednesday is Today! What do you think about it?

The Ash Wednesday is today and we look at what it holds for Christians and others alike.

The Ash Wednesday is a day many Catholic and other Christian groups come together to reason, take the ash sign on their heads and also have a sober state of mind. The day connotes a day that the 40 days fasting leading to the Easter celebration commences.

Ash; the substance being used during the Ash Wednesday and placed on the foreheads of Christians.
Ash; the substance being used during the Ash Wednesday and placed on the foreheads of Christians.

It comes from the ancient Jewish tradition of penance and fasting. Many modern day Christians have come out to condemn the observance of this day by the Catholics and other groups.

Some have also commended it. In all, there is a large controversy around the observance of the day.  I did ask a friend who had this to say about the observance of the day;

The ash is placed on our head to signify that we all are going to die and become ash too.

So, we ask our readers today; What do you think about the observance of the Ash Wednesday?

 

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