Tomorrow a bunch of you might see ashen crosses on the foreheads of Catholics and want to know what its about. First I will say to those who insist the Pope is the anti-christ that no it is not the mark of the beast. What do Catholics believe about Ash Wednesday. Much like the Jews did in the days of David and Solomon and even today the whole year is broken down into celebrations, feast days, Memorial days, and times of fasting and contemplation. Ash Wednesday is the first day of a period that is called Lent. No not lint. Lent it a period of time of Preperation for the Celebration day of Christ Resurrection. Ash Wednesday is 46 days before the Easter Celebration. ON this day Catholics bring to mind the cost of our sin and our need to repent of those things in our lives not yet fully under submission to our Lord. Much like the Lord himself took time to pray and fast this is a season for us to do the same. This is why we abstain from meet on this Wednesday and every Friday after. We also abstain from some other thing like. If I tend to let TV control my time I will fast watching TV for the whole season subjecting that to Jesus Christ. What are the ashes about and where are they from? Well they are from last years Palms that were used to celebrate Jesus triumphal entry. The ashes from these are viewed similarily of ancient Israel who mourned for their sin in ashes and sackcloth. It is a time to humble ourselves remember our mortality whent the ashes in the sign of the cross are placed on our heads the words Keeping these things in mind Catholics use the season to take stock of their spiritual lives improve those things that need it and wait expectantly for the Celebration of Jesus' ressurrection. This is the Catholic view and practice of it. Now that being said. This Lent season I won't be on this sight very often. But I know you guys will discuss Lent and other things. And I'll keep you guys in prayer this season. God Bless.