I’m not Christian. And Goddess knows I have issues aplenty with the Church as an institution. But I have to confess that I love Ash Wednesday.

It’s not even that I participate in the practice. But I enjoy seeing people in their suits or everyday clothing with this mark of Mystery on their foreheads.

With so much compartmentalized in our lives, it’s a refreshing reminder that, for those of us who are people of faith, the spiritual is with us always, and practices which transcend logic but feed a person’s soul have a place in our everyday worlds.