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 brokenness in our lives when we offer that brokenness to God. That turning to God is the work of Lent, preparation for the celebration of Easter.
We must go out and about to engage with all people where we find them.
Ashes to Go is about bringing spirit, belief, and belonging into the places where we tread each and every day. It is about recognizing that God is all around us and embracing our faith in the secular world. Need, humility, and healing have a place in our daily lives. And if we are bringing our faith to the secular world, aren’t we making each encounter a sacred experience?