Jesus is Truth. But we cannot fully experience the fullness of Truth if we only show up on Easter Sunday, dressed in our finest. We must first let Truth lead us on a journey with Him. For there is no power in resurrection without the wine, the bread, the cross and the tomb.
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.