United States Conference of Secular institutes


Ash Wednesday
Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18


Lent calls us to recapture holy simplicity: to put aside all that distracts and complicates our lives and to focus again on the simple but profound messages of Jesus: love, joy, compassion, forgiveness, mercy. These next forty days call us to free ourselves of the empty and superficial values that take over our lives and to become the people we genuinely want to be in the eyes of God.