There is no Easter without Good Friday. There is no resurrection for us without Jesus’ death on the cross. There is no cross without an intentional Spirit-filled journey.
Ashes to Ashes and Dust to Dust: Why Lutherans Receive Ashes on Ash Wednesday
Many non-Lutherans wonder why their Lutheran friends and family members wear ashes on their forehead at the beginning of Lent. There are three reasons why: to remind them of their sinfulness, to remind them of their mortality, and to remind them of their redemption.