In Poland priests do not mark our foreheads with ash crosses, instead they sprinkle ashes on our heads.
Ash Wednesday is here, time to give up something! For a change let's give up:
complaining - focus on gratitude
pessimism - become an optimist
harsh judgments - think kindly thoughts
worry - trust divine providence
discouragement - be full of hope
bitterness - turn to forgiveness
hatred - return good for evil
negativism - be positive
anger - be more patient
pettiness - become mature
gloom - enjoy the beauty that is all around you
jealousy - pray for trust
gossiping - control your tongue
sin - turn to virtue
giving up - hang in there!
I think it will make Jesus a happier camper if we gave up all these things instead of rolling in ashes and fasting.
So long my friends,