Lent

Bringing a Heifer to Church: A Different Perspective on Ash Wednesday

Bringing a Heifer to Church: A Different Perspective on Ash Wednesday

In a couple of days, many pastors and priests will stand at the altar holding up a grey thumb, like hitchhikers waiting to ride shotgun with Jesus. It’s Ash Wednesday, A sea of smudged foreheads. Kids smearing black all over themselves, mom and dad, and the back of the pew. All in all, it’s the dirtiest day in the church year.