Ash Wednesday: Enter into the Desert

by Father Brian J. Soliven on Thursday February 15, 2024

Welcome to the spiritual battle! Each Lent, we join Jesus in hand-to-hand combat with our ancient foe. The blessed ashes smeared across our foreheads remind us that life is short. We refocus our gaze to higher transcendent realities. Whatever hardships and denial we've taken on for this holy season, the goal will always be the same -- grow in love for Jesus Christ.