Ash Wednesday doesn’t need to sparkle

Ash Wednesday doesn’t need to sparkle

Ash Wednesday doesn’t need to sparkle Wednesday : For nearly 1,500 years, Christians have observed Ash Wednesday with the smear of ashes in the shape of a cross on their foreheads, a biblical sign of repentance. The symbolism is rich: Even in the reality of man’s rebellion and his inevitable death, the Christian’s hope is in the Resurrection. This year, a tiny subset of progressive U.S. Christians will add a twist — and some sparkle. An organization called Parity is mixing glitter with ashes as a show of solidarity with…

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