Christian witness

"Christian witness is done with three things: words, the heart and the hands.” — Pope Francis

Reflection: Some beliefs are expressed better in image, music, or gestures than in words. Catholics utilize signs and symbols to communicate our central beliefs. This is one reason Ash Wednesday draws some of the largest numbers to church during the liturgical year despite it not being a holy day of obligation; the smudged cross on the forehead speaks of at least some relationship with God or the desire to be part of a community of people that believe in something. What does the sign of the cross mean to you? Do you usually participate in an Ash Wednesday service? Why or why not?

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017
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