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February 22, 2021, by Janna Reynolds
Sprinkled ashes an outward sign of faith In a letter (Catholic Virginian, Feb. 8), a reader expressed contempt for the proposal that ashes on Ash Wednesday were to be sprinkled on our heads rather than the usual cross on the forehead. Many countries, including the Vatican and Italy, have traditionally sprinkled ashes, so in a way this was more of a return to tradition and was still an outward sign of our faith. Secondly, consider Matthew 4:7: “Jesus answered him, ‘Again it is written, “You shall not put the Lord, your God, to the test.”’” Yes, we should love and fear the Lord with all of our hearts, but a global pandemic means we must make sacrifices in our Christian…


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