I heard on the radio about drive through ashes being distributed.
I think that is a beautiful and good thing.
  There is something precious about objects that God has touched.
2Cor 4:7 (ESV2011) ” But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us.”
  When I think how we all were created from dust and to dust shall return, I am humbled.
Gen 3:19 (ESV2011) “19 By the sweat of your face you shall eat bread, till you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken; for you are dust, and to dust you shall return.”
Ashes signify repentance.  How can anyone go wrong with repentance?
Jonah 3:6 (ESV2011) “6 The word reached the king of Nineveh, and he arose from his throne, removed his robe, covered himself with sackcloth, and sat in ashes.”
What affected me most today was that I am not Holy just because God pours His grace into me or even because He lives in me.  I am still only a vessel.  What this means to me is that I continue to get dirty.  I continue to sin because I am not perfect.
So I would rather be overly concerned with repenting than forgetting to do so altogether because I think I am completely forgiven and have no need for it.
Although, truth be told, I am completely forgiven.
I just like making sure my relationship is currently good with Him and that I’m not off wandering again.
  When I realized that I had the privilege of holding something so precious and holy in my life as Jesus Christ crucified and risen, I felt very loved by Him.
I really don’t understand His grace but I feel full by it and want to pour it out on all I meet.
May He fill you today with His grace though not deserved none-the-less poured in abundantly.
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PS.  I have to declare that currently I am not of the Roman Catholic church.  I feel a little guilty about this and further discovered another tendency I have.  When I was Catholic I felt more Protestants were holier than Catholics.  Now that I am Protestant I often feel there are more holy Catholics.
Probably because whatever church I belong to in my mind has low standards because they have accepted me there.
I do feel a strong urge to stop quibbling over things that don’t matter.  Isn’t loving each other as Christian brothers and sisters more important than how we worship?
I understand the doctrinal differences and have made my own choices.  I want to be tolerant and in love with all people no matter what they believe.
I want to grow and journey toward the truth who is Jesus and encourage others to grow toward Him also.
I am not there yet so I am wrong in much of my thinking.
I can accept non believers and love them anyway.
I owe at least as much to those who believe.