Today is Ash Wednesday, marking the first day of Lent. Lent lasts for forty days and is a period of reflection and repentence. It ends with Easter. The ashes of Ash Wednesday are to remind us of our mortality - from dust we came, to dust we will return. Some people of faith choose to attend services where the ashes are mixed with oil and placed on the forehead in the shape of a cross. The cross is a reminder that by God's grace, we are given new life in Jesus. By his death on the cross we are forgiven our sins.
Whatever your faith, may your day be a blessing to you.