Ash Wednesday is February 14th

This year, Ash Wednesday falls on February 14th.

How appropriate that the holiday that is symbolized with a heart is the day that we remember our own mortality and the loving sacrifice that God made for us.

One is the romantic love that we associate with Valentine’s day, but the other is the greatest love; the love of the Father for us, so great was the ¬†sacrifice, the beloved Son given as a sacrifice for us.

As the lenten season begins, let us look into our own hearts and ask – What kinds of sacrifices can I make to extend the love of God to everyone?