By Jonathan Turtle
For he knows how we were made; he remembers that we are dust. (Psalm 103:14).
THE GREAT LENTEN JOURNEY begins with the imposition of ash, our foreheads marked by the cross. The ashes themselves come from the Palm leaves waved on the Sunday of the Passion—once luscious and vibrant, full of life, burned to become ash for our heads. A tangible reminder of the finiteness