Reflection for Ash Wednesday

Journey through Lent 1As we enter this prayerful Season of Lent, how do we ready ourselves?

Today’s readings encourage us to ritually prepare our physical selves in readiness for our internal transformation:

Anoint your head—bless yourself as a child of God on the Journey to the Kingdom. Wash your face – ready yourself for this pilgrimage of the soul.

Sign yourself with the Cross of Salvation—and enter into the journey with your head held high and your eyes forward.